Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia - Amazing Places

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia.

The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms. This reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps. It supports a wide diversity of life and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981. CNN labeled it one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Queensland National Trust named it a state icon of Queensland. (Source)


The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

One of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef off the east coast of Australia is the world’s largest coral reef. It has the distinction of being placed in the World Heritage as well as the National Heritage lists

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia
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