16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Sinking Paradise

Crystalline blue waters, powdery sand beaches, and relaxed island living is associated with the Maldives. Now the isolated set of atolls is also associated with sinking islands as a result of climate change and the rising sea levels in this section of the Indian Ocean.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Maldives
Camera: NIKON D90
Copyright: © Fidan Karimova