Photo of the Day

A man sitting in his flooded home in Indonesia
March 8, 2012

High Tide, Indonesia

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

As night falls and the tide rises on the Indonesian island of Pulau Balai, off the west coast of Sumatra, more than an inch of water washes into the home of 20-year-old Busrani. In March 2005 a seafloor earthquake lowered the island by three feet. Busrani can't afford to raise his floor, which floods at every high tide.

See more pictures from the February 2012 feature story "The Calm Before the Wave."

See more pictures of floods »
See pictures of Indonesia shot by our readers »

Photograph by John Stanmeyer, National Geographic
Unlock this story for free
Create an account to read the full story and get unlimited access to hundreds of Nat Geo articles.

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

Unlock this story for free

Want the full story? Sign up to keep reading and unlock hundreds of Nat Geo articles for free.
Already have an account?