The Tulun people live a simple life without stable electricity and use wooden canoes to travel between the islands on top of the their Atoll’s 61 km (37.9 miles) long reef. Like many communities from low lying Pacific islands the Tulun people fear that the sea will submerge their island within few generations, and they have begun the quest for new land. Each of the six islands on the atoll can be crossed on foot in minutes and stands few feet above sea level at the highest point. The 1000 inhabitants are virtually caught on sinking land with the nearest neighbour situated 80 km (49.7 miles) away across open sea.
The photographs were taken after the 2008 flooding