Title:
Eaten away
Photographer:
Sonam Tsultrim Gaytso
Age Group:
Under 18s
Region:
Africa
Country:
Seychelles
Human Impacts
Camera Used:
Sony Cybershot
Image caption:

The above image is an illustration of coastal erosion taking place in my home region, Anse a la Mouche in the south of Mahe. I remember as a child the beach used to be more elevated and levelled; the roots of the trees were well hidden beneath the sand and the trees’ branches were covered with leaves. Now however, all that seems to be merely a figure of my childhood imagination. That same beach I used to play on is slowly being eaten away by the rising sea levels. As a result of climate change and global warming, most of the Seychelles beaches are rapidly eroding. This photo is silently pleading to mankind to reduce its carbon emissions before it’s too late. The halcyon days are long gone.

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