2006 Photo Contest, Nature, 3rd prize

Halden Krog


12 January, 2005

A fishing boat lies in the middle of a rice paddy some six kilometers from the coast, near Banda Aceh, weeks after the December 2004 tsunami struck the region. Fishing was an important part of local economies throughout the affected region and many had their means of livelihood destroyed. Not only were boats wrecked, but marine fish stocks were depleted. Millions of fish were swept ashore by the wave and others were unable to survive in an ocean where the ecosystem had been severely disrupted.

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Halden Krog

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