Anaa coral reef

Anaa is incredibly diverse, and here the coral dominates the landscape. The outrcops are fossilized coral or limestone.

When the outcrops eventually erode away, the remains will flatten to a beach seen here. This in turn is battered by endless waves grinding coral pebbels over the surface until it’s as smooth as seen here.

I was surprised to find close to no human waste on the beach – only a small fragment of a blue nylon rope. I doubt the Anaa people go garbage hunting, so perhaps Anaa is somewhat outside the currents that transport human waste.


Last updated on 26 July 2010