Tuvalu King Tide – Fri 18 Feb 2011

Photo: Rodney Dekker/OxfamAUS

As the king tide hits the small Pacific island of Tuvalu, photographer Rodney Dekker is on the ground for Oxfam to record this event. We’ll be updating you as his reports come in.

Kids playing in the king tide waters in front of the Lotonui Community Hall which is used for gatherings and ceremonies.

Polapola Feli prepares to release the weather balloon that will measure temperature, barometric pressure and humidity and wind velocity.

Teata Rin, grandson of Losa, picks up a shoe from the rising king tide waters at the front of their house.

Teuga Patolo walking through king tide waters that surround Losa Telesia’s house.

Photos: Rodney Dekker