Tuvalu Time

This month I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days in Tuvalu, on the island of Fogafale which is one of the 30 islands that makes the coral atoll that is Funafuti.  I was there to capture images of a dredging and seawall project being undertaken by Hall Contracting on behalf of the Tuvaluan Government.

Tuvalu is recognised as being the first country that will disappear due to climate change – an increase in sea level of just 20-40cm would make Tuvalu uninhabitable.

Here are some of the images I shot for Hall.

The stars fade as dawn breaks

The stars fade as dawn breaks

Pre-start lineup

Pre-start lineup

Fishing at Dawn

Fishing at Dawn

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Kids play on the dredge pipeline

Kids play on the dredge pipeline

Happy faces

Happy faces

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Playing on a portion of beach that was just created that day

Playing on a portion of beach that was just created that day

Rugby on the beach is now a possibility for the children of Fogafale

Rugby on the beach is now a possibility for the children of Fogafale

Hoping to catch dinner

Hoping to catch dinner

Kids taking shelter from the sun in a J-bin

Kids taking shelter from the sun in a J-bin

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Rain is the island's only source of fresh water

Rain is the island’s only source of fresh water

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