The Ari Atoll in the Maldives
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features a Copernicus Sentinel-2 view of the Maldives, located in the Indian Ocean.
The island nation is a very popular tourist attraction, known for white sandy beaches and incredible diving sites.
The country consists of about 1,200 small coral islands positioned over an ancient volcanic mountain range.
This photo centers around the Ari Atoll, one of the largest groups of islands in the Maldives.
The nation is one of the world’s lowest-lying countries, and the islands are extremely vulnerable to sea-level rise.
Video Credit: ESA