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Formentera is one of the most stunning islands in the world – wild, bohemian and a breathtaking alternative to Ibiza. Here we take you up into its skies and beneath its turquoise waters via the striking photography of Beni Vizual @droneformentera and Formentera Divers @jose_a_arribas y @formentera_divers..
A fascinating aerial image of Halobacterium salinarum microorganisms, Dunaliella salina algae and Artemia salina brine shrimp – just some of the microbes and aquatic crustaceans that have inhabited our planet for over 100 million years. Photo: Beni Vizual @droneformentera
Between the port of La Savina and Cala Saona, you find the steep rocky coastline and deserted sandstone quarry of Sa Pedrera. It was from here that the stone used to build many Mediterranean castles came and, while thousands of its stories have been lost forever, today you can enjoy its natural pools. Photo: Beni Vizual @droneformentera
The graceful Cotylorhiza tuberculata, also known as the ‘fried egg jellyfish’ due to its characteristic shape and colours, is a common sight in the warm waters of the Mediterranean towards the end of summer. Photo: Beni Vizual @droneformentera
The jetties that roll into the turquoise waters next to the Blue Bar are some of most striking
in Formentera. With the sand covering their wooden boards, they create a paradisiacal scene. On deserted days, you feel like a castaway sitting by the aging shelters used for fishing boats in olden times… Foto: Beni Vizual @droneformentera
El Arco is a place known for its beautiful underwater landscapes and rich marine biodiversity. Here you find groupers, sea bream, corvinas, octupuses, cuttlefish, moray eels, nudibranchs and other fascinating creatures. Photo: Jose A. Arribas @jose_a_arribas y @formentera_divers
The Cavall d’en Borràs beach takes its name from the rocky cape that was itself named after the owner of the Formentera salt flats at the end of the 19th century. The path is the old Camí de sa Guia, where a train used to chug along a very narrow-gauge railway to transfer the salt from the flats to the cargo ships. Photo: Beni Vizual @ droneformentera
The island’s seabed is home to a rich diversity of nudibranch species, known for their bright colours and unique patterns. These slug-like invertebrates make Formentera a fascinating place for underwater photography lovers. Photo: Jose A. Arribas @jose_a_arribas y @formentera_divers


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