Photographer David Gray spent time documenting life in the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati, a chain of 33 islands that stand just a few feet above sea level, spread over a huge expanse of otherwise empty ocean. Studies show surrounding sea levels are rising, and Kiribati President Anote Tong has predicted his country will likely become uninhabitable in 30-60 years because of inundation and contamination of its fresh water supplies. Nevertheless, while climate change poses a serious longer-term threat, many people now recognise that breakneck population growth is a more immediate problem, particularly for those crowded onto Kiribati's main island of South Tarawa. Read David's personal account here. 35 PHOTOS

Wow, picture 35 makes it look like the edge of the world. Nice pic.

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The pictures only proves that the world is getting smaller and smaller everyday, in about few more years this paradise islands will be washed away in the world history of mankind… I am getting Goosebumps, I can’t help it but wonder…what will be next?…

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