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Kelingking beach photograph by James Connolly Indonesia

Kelingking beach
a beautiful photograph by

James Connolly

Country : Indonesia
Area : Kelingking beach

No one really heads to Nusa Penida, a small island off the East coast of Bali, but they should! It’s not easy to get to or get around but totally worth it for views like this. I took this photo late in the day just before attempting to make the treacherous climb down to the beach. We didn’t make it due to a lack of time and water. Maybe next time.

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Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is an island southeast of Indonesia's island Bali and a district of Klungkung Regency that includes the neighbouring small island of Nusa Lembongan. The Badung Strait separates the island and Bali. The interior of Nusa Penida is hilly with a maximum altitude of 524 metres. It is drier than the nearby island of Bali. There is very little tourist infrastructure.

There are two small islands nearby - Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan - which are included within the district (kecamatan). Administratively, the kecamatan of the same name, had a population of 45,178 in 2010 census, covering 202.8 km2[1], very little changed from 10 years prior.[2]

Nusa Penida, and neighbouring Lembongan and Ceningan islands, are a bird sanctuary.[3] The islands communities have used traditional Balinese village regulations to create the sanctuary. The idea of a sanctuary came from the Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF).[4]