This is a photograph of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia.
A combination of slow swirling currents, pristine water and the shallow passage form the basis of these remarkable colours, but the biggest factor is that this is one of the few places in the world where the sand is almost pure silica. This means it is absolutely pure white. So pure white that the blazing sun does not heat it. I have used a polarizing filter to remove reflections from the sea and let the bright sand cut through the water to give the beautiful ranges of blue you see here. No adjustment was made to the colours - true beauty needs no enhancement!!
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