Lingering devastation of the tsunami

Dead, bleached trees are the most visible legacy of the tsunami

Dead, bleached trees are the most visible legacy of the tsunami

Hut Bay, Little Andaman, which was struck by a 30-meter wall of water five years ago, still carries a few scars: now-empty beaches where homes once stood. But photographing that dramatically is a bit akin to taking pictures of something that isn’t there.

The most stark reminder: sun-bleached trees along the forest line (above) that were stripped of their leaves by the force of nature.

Nature reclaims what man didn't

Nature reclaims what man didn't

The fishermen that lived here have abandoned the rubble left of their homes and moved inland.

Stone foundations, and little else, remain at the Hut Bay beach

Stone foundations, and little else, remain at the Hut Bay beach

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2 Responses to “Lingering devastation of the tsunami”

  1. Royal Says:
    January 23rd, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Looks more like your basic beach trash.

  2. Adam Jadhav Says:
    January 23rd, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Yes, the beach trash, but consider the line of dead trees (perhaps more noticeable to me because I was there.)

    I’ve also added two photos for more context.

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