Morro de Areia, Boa Vista, Cape Verde

Boa Vista has long stretches of lovely sandy beaches. This picture was taken at Morro de Areia, on the south west of the island. Morro de Areia is a nature reserve, which has an area of about 21km2. In addition there is also a marine protection zone some 300m in width. The reserve was created to protect the sand dunes and the wildlife, which includes ospreys, turtles, and nurse sharks.