The beauty of the Cocos Islands highlighted with new stamps issue by Australian Post

August 30th, 2015 got to know that Australian Post has released a set of stamp that underlines the beauty and uniqueness of Cocos Islands. This stamp issue features four of the uninhabited isles, all of which are part of the southern atoll; they are they are Pulu Klapa Satu, Pulu Maraya, Pulu Blan Madar and Pulu Beras (Prison Island). The issue was put on sale on the 25th of August.

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands is a group of 27 islands in two atolls, with a total land area of around 14 square kilometres and a highest elevation of five metres. Only two of the islands – West and Home Islands – have permanent settlements.

The islands are densely covered with coconut palms and tropical vegetation, and largely ringed with gravelly, white coral-sand beaches.

The designer has brought visual interest and variation to the stamps by using the sky and the horizon line as significant visual components. The horizon operates not only as a design element, drawing the four stamps together, but it also reflects the dominance of this element when voyaging across the open ocean, as one might when travelling to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands by boat.