March 8, 2012

High Tide, Indonesia

Photograph by John Stanmeyer, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

As night falls and the tide rises on the Indonesian island of Pulau Balai, off the west coast of Sumatra, more than an inch of water washes into the home of 20-year-old Busrani. In March 2005 a seafloor earthquake lowered the island by three feet. Busrani can't afford to raise his floor, which floods at every high tide.

See more pictures from the February 2012 feature story "The Calm Before the Wave."

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