Drifting in the Bay of Bengal.

Islands are especially vulnerable to the forces of nature, including lightening storms and cyclones. These agents of chaos often make victims of front line coastal trees and shrubbery. Driftwood is therefore a common sighting along island shores in the Bay of Bengal. Dominating and intricate, these natural art installations litter the beaches of the Andaman Islands; their presence endows the seascape with a certain endearing mysteriousness. Microcosms in themselves, the driftwood provides habitat for various intertidal marine organisms and insects, as well as lookout points for seabirds.

Driftwood in the Andamans © Nisha D’Souza

Driftwood in the Andamans © Nisha D’Souza

Driftwood in the Andamans © Nisha D’Souza

Driftwood in the Andamans © Nisha D’Souza

Driftwood in the Andamans © Nisha D’Souza

Driftwood in the Andamans © Nisha D’Souza

Driftwood in the Andamans © Nisha D’Souza

Driftwood in the Andamans © Nisha D’Souza

Driftwood in the Andamans © Nisha D’Souza

Driftwood in the Andamans © Nisha D’Souza

Trees reach out over into the waters of the Bay of Bengal © Nisha D’Souza

Trees reach out over the oceans in the Bay of Bengal © Nisha D’Souza

Trees reach out over into the waters of the Bay of Bengal © Nisha D’Souza

Trees reach out over the Bay of Bengal © Nisha D’Souza

The Andaman Islands © Nisha D’Souza

The Andaman Islands © Nisha D’Souza

 

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