Life around the World Contest Continues!

Welcome back!

The Life around the World photo from last month depicted a man strolling along the Malecón in Havana, Cuba. Started in 1901 to protect Havana from the water, the wall stretches for 8 kilometers and is a popular place to take a stroll and enjoy street entertainment. In bad weather, massive waves can crash over the sea wall, soaking passers-by.

Keep reading to see the next photo in the monthly contest!

As a reminder, here are the details about the contest:

Each month, we will release a photo from a cover of Life Second Edition on the In Focus Blog.

We want you to submit your best guess of where in the world this photo was taken. Try to tell us as much as you can about the photo!

Please submit your best guess in the comments section below.

The first person who guesses correctly will win a National Geographic prize and a student book from the second edition of Life! Each month we will reveal the previous month’s photo location on the In Focus blog.

Here is this month’s photo from the Upper-Intermediate level of Life Second Edition (British English). Do you know where this photo was taken? Have you been there? Please use the comment section below to tell us more! 

Author: National Geographic Learning

National Geographic Learning’s mission is to bring the world to the classroom and the classroom to life. With our English language programs, students learn about their world by experiencing it. Through our partnerships with National Geographic and TED, they develop the language and skills they need to be successful global citizens and leaders.


  1. This photo was taken in an inner lagoon formed by the islets surrounding the main island of Bora Bora in the Pacific Ocean. We can see Mont Otemanu towering in the distance. The dense crowns of palm trees guard the pristine, white sand, speckled occasionally with thatched shades and some lucky people (no, not me, I haven’t been there – yet, that is). We can’t but envy the scaly marine life eyeing us from the crystalline water of the sanctuary.

  2. The picture is taken in the Bora Bora lagoon, French Polynesia. On the four seasons resort. The bridge spans across the resort conecting villas and bungalows. Mount Otemanu (One of Two peaks of an extinct Volcano) is in the distant background standing at an elevation of approximately 2,400 ft above sea level. The picture is taken in the south west direction. Unfortuntely, we haven’t had a chance to travel there yet. Its on our bucket list.

  3. This photo was taken in Bora Bora in French Polynesia. The bridge is on the Four Seasons resort and hosts the Ruahatu inner lagoon sanctuary. Which has more than a hundred species of marine life. Sporting white sand beaches and turquoise water year round. Mount Otenamu, which is one of two peaks of an extinct volcano and stands at approximately 2,400 feet above the lagoon, is shown in the distance. I hope one day we can visit this spectacular island.

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