Ko Tapu (James Bond Island)

November 07, 2013

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Photographer: Enver Murad
Summary Author: Enver Murad

Ko Tapu is a tapered limestone rock in the Andaman Sea (Ao Phang Nga National Park), northeast of Phuket, Thailand. It stands approximately 66 ft (20 m) tall and dates to the Permian period, about 280 million years ago. The limestone is composed of coral reefs and calcareous shells of marine organisms. Tectonic fragmentation and erosion of the original limestone outcrop, combined with sea water level fluctuations, formed the steep cliffs and karst towers that this island National Park is famous for. Ko Tapu was featured in the James Bond movieThe Man with the Golden Gun” in 1974 and has thereafter been informally referred to as James Bond Island. Picture taken on August 26, 2013.

Photo details: Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SX210 IS; Focal Length: 15.96mm; Aperture: f/4.5; Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320); ISO equiv: 160.