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Cape York Beach, Australia, 1995

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"Racing the rising tide, frantic travelers mired on a remote beach signal the photographer's plane for help. 'The pilot radioed authorities in Brisbane, more than a thousand miles away, and they alerted the nearest Aboriginal settlement,' says Sam Abell. Rescuers—armed with a mighty winch—arrived before high tide."

—From "The Uneasy Magic of Australia's Cape York Peninsula," June 1996, National Geographic magazine
Photograph by Sam Abell

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