In contrast to the south side of Aruba, the north coast is relatively rugged. There aren't really any safe swimming beaches and almost no settlements at all.
This photo is taken at the site where the Natural Bridge used to be. It still is one of Aruba’s most popular attractions. The bridge was a formation of coral limestone cut out from thousands of years of pounding waves and strong winds.
Regrettably, on September 2, 2005, Aruba’s famous Natural Bridge collapsed.
It was one of the largest of these types of spans in the world, standing some 25 feet (7 meters) above sea level and spanning more than 100 feet (30 meters). Before its collapse, people could walk across it and admire the dry, windy environment that is typical of Aruba.
Even though the bridge collapsed, it still draws a lot of attention and right next to it is the Baby Natural Bridge, a smaller version of the main bridge. In addition, there are six more natural bridges around this small, dry yet interesting island.
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photographer_sg (194) 2013-01-26 9:31
Beautiful POV. Beautiful colours and composition. the sombre backdrop of the sky complements the brilliant foreground colours. Liked it very much.
Miguel82 (7854) 2013-04-09 8:06
A rare place seen in Te, a very remoted carribean island close to Venezuela
Most of the people who go there, come with cruise ship on tour
Impressive waves, and I can see that the sea is not calm there
Robert1969 (6238) 2013-04-14 9:07
The rough (and beautiful) surrounding, with the
wild sea and dark clouds makes the picture
exciting. Point of view, light management and
the composition are good.
BennyV (12787) 2013-04-28 10:18
Rough and grainy, but I like the wild feel of this scene, the chosen pov and the natural colours. The water sliding off the cliff is a fine detail.