August 6, 2013

Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Photograph by David Alan Harvey, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, many people come straight to the seashore at the end of the workday. Despite the city’s deep social divisions, the beach is democratic. Rich and poor share the sand all day and into the evening.

See more pictures from the October 2012 feature story "Playing Rio."


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31 comments
pawan kumar
pawan kumar

blue hour , my favourite shooting time ,add beautifully natural and artificial light . truely picture has mood of great relief after hectic workout

M. Yoon
M. Yoon

Is there any problem about right of likeness?

Brenda Avila
Brenda Avila

Really nice picture! The lighting and view made me feel as if I were really there!

Biju Toha
Biju Toha

My friend from Brazil told me about it , Also he was inviting me to visit it .

Roiikka-Ta P Globetrotter
Roiikka-Ta P Globetrotter

i like the sand and how it ripples and how uncrowded it it. its almost ironic to see the sand where many have been but most of the rest of the picture takes away from that feel . .

bruce elliott
bruce elliott

bueatifull shot can you tell me the technical specs? what camera ISo shutter speed f-stop...etc.

Tyrell Heaton
Tyrell Heaton

I was robbed at knifepoint right about this spot (just after dusk).  

z. khan
z. khan

beautiful:) want to jump in the water n have fun:) 

Shannon T
Shannon T

That is definitely the way to unwind after work. Beautiful picture and lifestyle.

Connie Koehler
Connie Koehler

Such a beautiful beach! Congratulations on winning the photo of the day.  I hope they are all rich with love.

Martha Z Martinez
Martha Z Martinez

Nice, but terrible lights if turtles lay eggs there! The babies go toward the moon's light, they will die if they go toward the street lights... :(

kayla spurlock
kayla spurlock

@Tyrell Heaton hahaha lol sorry it was random. it is sad it happened to you i am sorry): i was laughing at how random it was

M. Devin
M. Devin

@Tyrell Heaton: ROFL. I was reading all these other comments about how nice the picture was, and I suddenly come upon yours. (It's the comment itself that's funny, not your predicament.) I am SO sorry that happened to you, sir. I can't imagine how scary that must've been.

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