The Maldives, the pearl of the India Ocean May 11th 2011 The Maldives are an archipelago of 1,190 coral islands grouped into 26 coral atolls (200 inhabited islands, plus 80 islands with tourist resorts) in the Indian Ocean. They lie south-southwest of India and are considered part of Southern Asia.
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Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll The Maldives was long a sultanate, first under Dutch and then under British protection. It became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. Since 1978, President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM - currently in his sixth term in office - has dominated t... ... read more
Michel Piccaya is an independent and freelance travel photographer. Currently based in Brussels from where he works on assignments & personal projects.
As a travel photographer, my studio is the world outside my door and the only equipment I need is a camera and a fervency to look for new horizons. Subject or location does not restrict me, only by an obligation to record the world we see with honesty and compassion. More than just exotic locations and wild adventures, travel photography is about seeing our surroundings with fresh eyes and childlike enthusiasm.
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