Maldives, Indian Ocean

Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Male, Meemu, and Addu atolls in the Republic of Maldives, Indian Ocean.
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Tombstones fill the compound of the Medhe Miskih in Hithadhoo village on Addu Atoll in the Maldives. Those with the pointed tops are for males, those with rounded tops for females.

Tombstones fill the compound of the Medhe Miskih in Hithadhoo village on Addu Atoll in the Maldives. Those with the pointed tops are for males, those with rounded tops for females.

A causeway connects Gan Island to the rest of Addu Atoll in the Maldives. Gan hosted a major British air base from 1956 to 1976 and numerous facilities remain from this time.

A causeway connects Gan Island to the rest of Addu Atoll in the Maldives. Gan hosted a major British air base from 1956 to 1976 and numerous facilities remain from this time.

This reef on the center of the lagoon at Meemu Atoll, Maldives, is popular with snorkelers and divers.

This reef on the center of the lagoon at Meemu Atoll, Maldives, is popular with snorkelers and divers.

A round tower (1675) stands outside the Old Friday Mosque or Hukuru Miskiiy in Male, Maldives. The minaret of the Grand Friday Mosque is visible down the street.

A round tower stands outside the Old Friday Mosque or Hukuru Miskiiy in Male, Maldives. The minaret of the Grand Friday Mosque is visible down the street.

Tombstones fill the courtyard of the Old Friday Mosque or Hukuru Miskiiy (1656) in Male, Maldives. Those with pointed tops are for males, those with rounded tops for females. The small buildings are family mausoleums.

Tombstones fill the courtyard of the Old Friday Mosque or Hukuru Miskiiy in Male, Maldives. Those with pointed tops are for males, those with rounded tops for females. The small buildings are family mausoleums.

This untouched beach in the Eydhigali Kilhi and Koattey Natural Protected Area is at the north end of Addu Atoll in the Maldives.

This untouched beach in the Eydhigali Kilhi and Koattey Natural Protected Area is at the north end of Addu Atoll in the Maldives.

Wildlife viewing blinds are found in the Eydhigali Kilhi and Koattey Natural Protected Area at the north end of Addu Atoll, southernmost of the Maldives.

Wildlife viewing blinds are found in the Eydhigali Kilhi and Koattey Natural Protected Area at the north end of Addu Atoll, southernmost of the Maldives.

Two World War Two-era guns watch over a British war memorial on Gan Island, Addu Atoll, Maldives.

Two World War Two-era guns watch over a British war memorial on Gan Island, Addu Atoll, Maldives.

The Tsunami Monument in Male commemorates the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which killed over a hundred people in Maldives and destroyed much property.

The Tsunami Monument in Male commemorates the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which killed over a hundred people in Maldives and destroyed much property.

Passenger ferries between Villingili and Male islands in the Maldives depart from a terminal in the southwest corner of Male.

Passenger ferries between Villingili and Male islands in the Maldives depart from a terminal in the southwest corner of Male.


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