Life on the Coast

Coast seas, lakes and rivers - a place where born wildlife and civilization. Coast serve as a place of production of food, commerce, recreation and breeding of young animals. Two thirds of the world's largest cities are located in coastal areas vulnerable to sea level rise, and the population is constantly growing.

Life on the Coast

A man in a monk's costume jumping from a 13-meter cliff on the Herradura beach in Lima, Peru, November 16, 2012. Among the locals is a legend about a monk who committed suicide two centuries ago by jumping off of a cliff, out of love for a woman. In memory of this event, people spend an event "Leap monk."

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The fishermen take out the catch on the shore of the island of Java, Indonesia, 18 October 2012.

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Filipino Christian Tio acts in the competition for kitesurfing KTA Bintan on Bintan Island, Indonesia, 23 February 2013.

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Operating scavenges on the dock damaged by hurricane "Sandy" in Seaside Heights, NJ, February 19, 2013. The amount of damage from the hurricane "Sandy" New Jersey was 37 billion US dollars.

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Cub loggerhead sea turtle crawls to the surf line on South Litchfield Beach, South Carolina, United States, August 17, 2012.

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A man participates in a traditional New Year's dive into the North Sea in Ostend, Belgium, January 5, 2013.

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Surfer Garrett McNamara slides on a huge wave near the beach Praia do Norte in the village of Nazare, January 28, 2013. Saddled the 30-meter wave, Garrett broke his own world record.

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A fisherman pulls out of the water network in Habbaniya, Iraq, at sunset October 26, 2012.

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The man fishes in the Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong, November 8, 2012.

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rescue team lost control of their boat during a competition "Ocean Thunder Surf Boat Series" in Sydney, Australia, February 2, 2013.

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The workers collect seaweed along the shore in the village of Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia, November 6, 2012. Hundreds of people make their living by trading algae used to prepare popular dishes.

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77-year-old woman returned with the morning fishing off the coast of the island of Cano Ciego near Puntarenas, Costa Rica, October 3, 2012. Fishing - the only source of income for the thirty families living on this small island.

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Surfer jumping into the sea from the pier in Durban, South Africa, February 6, 2013.

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Surfer trains off the coast of Santa Marinella, Italy, December 5, 2012.

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The men stand at the UK Championship Kitesurfing in the north of the county of Devon, England, October 17, 2012.

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A man takes part in a competition for surfing "ZJ Boarding House Halloween", dedicated to Halloween, in Santa Monica, California, USA, October 27, 2012.

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Keith comes up out of the water off the coast of the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia, January 5, 2013.

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Icicles hang from the fence along the motorway Lake Shore Drive in downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA, February 1, 2013.

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People resist the wind on the beach in Scheveningen, The Netherlands, November 25, 2012.

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Woman floating on a surfboard with a paddle at the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, December 16, 2012.

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Nudists walking on the beach at Cape Finisterre, Spain, November 10, 2012.

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The Hindu goes along the shore of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India, November 5, 2012.

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The Indians gathered on the river Ganges in the confluence with the Yamuna in Allahabad, India, February 9, 2013. During Kumbh Mela rite of about 100 million people bathe in the sacred waters for 55 days.

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kitesurfers participate in the ninth annual competition "Kite Crossing" on the frozen Lake Mille Lacs County in Garrison, Minnesota, March 3, 2013.

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Goose stands among the myriad of gulls, which are heated by the shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland, January 7, 2013.

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studded sand streets after the hurricane "Sandy" in the Jersey Shore, USA, October 31, 2012.

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People are trying to break the record, "Guinness World Records" on the largest number of surfers, both published in the sea, in Cape Town, South Africa, September 30, 2012.

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The riders gallop along the beach during the competition "Castlepoint Beach Races" in Masterton, New Zealand, March 2, 2013.

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The birds are looking for food in the surf line in Cardiff, California, November 6, 2012.

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The bird goes behind olive ridley sea turtle, which is returned to the sea after laying eggs in the Reserve La Flor Wildlife Refugee in Nicaragua, November 15, 2012.

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The woman walking with a dog on the beach north of Malibu, California, March 2, 2013.

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The patterns on the sand after the tide in Filey, England, March 2, 2013.

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A girl carries objects found among the ruins after a fire in one of the city Kyaukphyu, Myanmar, Nov. 5, 2012.

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People walk along the beach at low tide near Saint Aubin, Jersey, November 11, 2012.

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The woman goes on a bridge on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir, October 18, 2012.

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A boy plays on the seafront in a stormy weather in Beirut, Lebanon, January 8, 2013.

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The Hurricane "Sandy" coming in to Winthrop, Massachusetts, October 29, 2012.

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People gathered to look at the oil tanker "Pratibha Cauvery", which ran aground off the coast of Chennai, India, October 31, 2012.

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Nuclear Regulation Authority Employees visiting the beach near the nuclear power plant in the village of Oi in Fukui Prefecture, Japan, November 2, 2012.

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A fisherman mending net on Ly Son Island in Quang Ngai province, Vietnam, August 10, 2013.

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follower Brazilian religion Umbanda worship the goddess of the sea on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, December 31, 2012.

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Children play with soap bubbles at the beach Clifton Beach in Karachi, Pakistan, 14 November 2012.

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The man repairs his house, damaged a strong storm on Plum Island in Newbury, Massachusetts, February 9, 2013.

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A man is building a sand castle on the beach in Cadiz, Spain, January 15, 2012.