Seychelles --This ultra-exclusive Indian Ocean archipelago of 115 islands lies midway between Madagascar and the Horn of Africa (a very romantic address). Forty-five islands are composed of the oldest and hardest granite on the planet (massive, rounded boulders have tumbled onto the white sands, turning grea...
Coco De Mer Coco de Mer coconuts don’t drop from the trees fully female formed. Once the nuts fall into the ocean, they sink to the bottom where eventually the outer husk sloughs off and decomposition gases cause the inner nut to bob to the surface. Imagine being a shipwrecked sailor, alone and lonely, starved for companionship… and one of these babies washes up on the beach. Talk about rubbing salt into the wound!
by natgeo: Photograph by @thomaspeschak A blacktip reef shark navigates a narrow canyon off Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles. The abundance of wildlife both above and below the water here is second to none in the western Indian Ocean. This photograph was first published in my book "Lost World" in 2012. #seychellesislandfoundation @saveourseasfoundation @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @natgeo For more images from the Seychelles follow @thomaspeschak
Africa is a large continent with 47 countries on it plus 6 island nations off the coast, namely Cape Verde, São Tomé, Madagascar, the Comoros, the Seychelles and Mauritius making the total to 53. All African countries are home to indigenous people. These people have a different lifestyle from the mainstream. They are semi-nomadic or nomadic people, hunter-gatherers as well as livestock pastoralists often living in isolated or inaccessible regions. They have distinct culture and language and ...
Aldabra Island is home to one of the world’s largest populations of Giant Tortoises – around 150,000 Aldabra Giant Tortoises (Dipsochelys dussumieri) roam the atoll, free from human predation. Such was not always the case: 19th century whalers, sealers and long-distance ship voyagers often captured tortoises for food and by 1900 they were nearly extinct. Aldabra is also home to the world’s largest land crab, the Coconut Crab (Birgus latro).