Mulaku Atoll, Maldives

February 27, 2020

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Photographer: Martin Dietzel 
Summary Author: Martin Dietzel 

The photo above was captured on my return flight home after a short holiday on the Maldives, just north of the equator in the Indian Ocean. Seeing the atolls, reefs and islands from high above was unforgettable. When passing by the uninhabited island of Raabondhihuraa, in the ring of the Mulaku Atoll (also known as Meemu), for a brief moment a fragment of a rainbow appeared. With sea level around the Maldives rising, it’s unclear what the future holds for these beautiful but low-lying, fragile islands. Photo taken on September 30, 2019.