Couple’s ‘horrible’ find after returning to scene of viral Instagram photo

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A travel blogging couple have posted side by side photos showing how a stunning wonder of nature can be destroyed in just 12 months.

Marie Fe of Germany and Jake Snow of Australia fell in love with the beauty of the pink sand and turquoise water of Indonesia’s Komodo National Park, and quickly dubbed it their favourite beach in the world.

When the photogenic Instagram influencers returned to the beach a year later, they were horrified to see the exact same spot on the beach covered in plastic litter!

“2018 PINK BEACH to 2019 PLASTIC BEACH” the caption reads on the account Marie Fe and Jake Snow.

At first glance the social media post published on world earth day looks similar to the rest of the picture perfect couple’s feed, but a click to the right shows the damage one year worth of plastic pollution can cause.

Followers of the couple have been shocked by the photos.

“We don’t deserve the beauty that is this Earth,” one follower posted.

The 'after' shot of the stunning pink sands of Indonesia. (Instagram/mariefeandjakesnow)

The ‘after’ shot of the stunning pink sands of Indonesia. (Instagram/mariefeandjakesnow)

The duo are calling on their 16,000 followers to spread the word and have asked fellow travellers to use the hashtag #PlasticParadise to highlight similar spots that have been ravished by plastic pollution. “So important, thank you for showing the reality,” a fellow travel lover posted. “This is so so sad. It breaks my heart. I want to help,” another person added. The message seems to be working with more than 2,000 likes and almost 3,500 people using the hashtag.

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May 4, 2019

Jaime Tanna

Jaime Tanna is an international teacher and energy therapist specialising in the healing arts. As the visionary founder and director of Energy Therapy, Jaime is an experienced Spiritual Teacher/Mentor, Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher, Sound Healer and Intuitive, and brings a wide array of different skills to the healing table. Coming from a family of pharmacists and doctors, Jaime grew up with a strong allopathic model of the world but quickly saw the limitations of that paradigm. Today, with clients and students throughout the world, Jaime specialises in personal and spiritual development, yoga and meditation, and clearing and rebalancing the human energy field inspiring clients and students to connect to their deepest being to create a life lived on purpose, and with joy!

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