1 Like

Ampara Beach, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

The coastline on the eastern side of Ampara District, took the full force of the tsunami 26th December 2004. This image was taken 3 years after the event. Most of the debris from the tsunami had been removed, leaving the empty shells of houses on the beach. UNEP were involved in the clean-up of asbestos which covered the beach and surrounding fields. This image was taken for The United Nations Environment Programme.

Copyright: Martin broomfield
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Uploaded: 19/01/2010
Updated: 07/05/2014
Views:

...


Tags: tsunami; beach; sea; palms
comments powered by Disqus

Martin Broomfield
Mangrove Planters, Ampara District
Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage
In-front of the Ampara Lake, Ampara Town, Sri Lanka.
Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage
Infront of Hardy Technical College - Ampara
Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage
Buddangala Arannaya inside of Vihara geya Ampara
Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage
Buddangala Arannaya infront of Vihara Geya.
Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage
Saama Chaithiya Ampara Sri Lanka
Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage
Japan Saama Chaithiya Front View Ampara Sri Lanka
Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage
Buddangala Arannaya Ampara
Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage
On Rajagalathenna Rock 02
Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage
On the Rajagalathenna Rock
Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage
In front of Maha Dewale at Kataragama Dewale Premises Sri Lanka
Martin Broomfield
Lipton's Seat, Dambetenna, Poonagala hills, Haputale
Pascal Moulin
Autel du bas-côté du chœur dans l'église d'Isle-Saint-Georges - France
Luc Perrot
The Milky way above the Piton de la Fournaise
Comi Valentine
In side Water Cave of Phong Nha cave, Quang Binh (Động nước Phong Nha)
Evgeniy Veldyaev
Rocky Shore. Irtyash Lake 2 — Скалистый берег. Озеро Иртяш 2
Burkhard Koerner
abandoned military base (2)
Marcio Cabral
Fitzroy and Lagunas
Comi Valentine
The exit of the water cave in Phong Nha cave, Quang Binh (Động nước Phong Nha)
Jose Luis Perez
Armando Talavera Factory 01
Basen I
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities
9004
Marcio Cabral
Chorrillo del Salto
Comi Valentine
Inside Tien Son cave in Phong Nha cave, Quang Binh (Động Tiên Sơn, Phong Nha)
Martin Broomfield
Anak Krakatoa Volcano Java
Martin Broomfield
Boys head out to fish, Matemwe, Zanzibar
Martin Broomfield
Lake of Bays, Muskoka
Martin Broomfield
Kebun Indah, Ubud Bali
Martin Broomfield
The Château at Crissay-sur-Manse
Martin Broomfield
Basel Münster
Martin Broomfield
Artist Guillermo Trejo, Shenkman Arts Centre
Martin Broomfield
Lac Meech, Quebec
Martin Broomfield
The boat that doesn't float, Chole, Mafia, Tanzania
Martin Broomfield
Avatar Grove, Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island
Martin Broomfield
Rideau Falls, Ottawa
Martin Broomfield
Traditional wooden boats. The old port, Makassar, Sulawesi.
More About Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.Text by Steve Smith.