This location (the island of Kawe) is one of many extraordinarily beautiful beaches on the myriads of islands off the coast of Sorong of West Papua, Indonesia.

This beach was a narrow one, and the tide was quickly rising during my short stay here. The sad thing was that the remaining dry land was littered with flip flops and an inordinately large amount of other non-degradable waste from us humans. So from afar this looked like an untouched beach, but up close it was damaged, as usual, by our waste….