Photographer's Note

Nail Island has several names: Nail Island, James Bond Island (after the movie, "The Man with the Golden Gun", which was filmed here in the 1960's) & Ko Khao Tapu (Nail Mountain Island). The island is also sometimes referred to as 'Crab's Eye Island'. Sadly, this area was affected by the recent tidal wave or Tsunami.

'Phang Nga' is (roughly) pronounced as 'Pung Ah'. The near constant traffic of longtail boats shuttling tourists to & from the beach has stirred up the sediment in the shallow, muddy water. This area is more protected from the open sea. The whole area is composed of limestone karst, eroded into weird shapes by the sea & rain.

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Additional Photos by Erwin Fugger (Erwinf) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 25 N: 45] (584)
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