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Spectacular beaches with incredible sand colors (39 pictures)

When you think about summer and visiting a beach, do you visualize a seashore with golden-brown sand? That may depend upon where you live and what beach you are picturing. We are constantly amazed and appreciate seeing the diversity in nature, such as the extremely colorful sandy beaches that nature painted from a palette of rainbow-like shades. These unique-colored beaches are located all around the world and come in varying sandy shades of green, red, orange, pink, purple, black, gray, brown, golden-yellow and white. Here is a sampling of some of those beautiful beaches with spectacular sand in incredible colors.

Earth from Space – Kazakh treasure

This Kompsat-2 image was acquired over southwestern Kazakhstan’s Mangistau region east of the Caspian Sea. Along the top of the image we can see water and wetlands, with eroded areas at the top and on the right. The majority of the image is dominated by flatland covered with low-lying vegetation.

Weird Places: Socotra

The Socotra archipelago in the Arabian Sea supports so many diverse and unique species that it has been described as the most alien place on Earth.

Africa in perspective

People often underestimaete quite how large Africa is, so we figured we’d put it in perspective by transposing as many of the world’s other countries over it as we could.