Saturday, January 25, 2020

Forest on Robinson Crusoe Island

Juan Fernández islands over the last few million years have served as exciting laboratories of evolution - more than one hundred of endemic plant...

Grand Bois, Amsterdam Island

When the remote Amsterdam Island was discovered, the lowland parts of it were covered with a unique Sub-Antarctic forest - a thicket of Phylica...

Niau tropical forest – feo

Although the Niau island is small (just 2,600 ha) and rises only 6 m above the sea level, here has been preserved a patch...

Vailulu’u Eel City and Moat of Death

There is an unique place east from the easternmost Samoa island. Deep under the sea a summit of new volcano is quickly rising towards...

Ecosystem of Henderson Island

There remains only one atoll in the world which is covered with pristine forest and whose ecology is almost not influenced by humans -...

Le Noir Pre orchid meadow

Lately the beautiful Jersey Island got one more exciting landmark - Le Noir Pré orchid meadow. This natural wonder requires some human assistance -...

The Dales of Christmas Island

The epitome of Christmas Island rainforest is represented in The Dales. These seven - eight valleys at the western shore of Christmas Islands have...

Hosnies Spring mangroves

Usually mangrove ecosystem develops in shallow sea water. But there exists relict mangrove forest rised by tectonic forces 24 - 37 m above the...

Christmas Island crab forest

Happily Christmas Island has not been heavily transformed by people and now represents a true wonder of nature. "Specialty" of this island is the...

Norfolk Island subtropical rainforest

When Captain Cook discovered Norfolk Island in 1774, it was covered with lush subtropical forest. Nowadays only a small part of it remains and...