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#islands

George Steffanos
3 days ago

Water tanks, Atiu, Cook Islands, South Pacific. May 1990.

#photography #landscapephotography #CookIslands #SouthPacific #tropics #islands

Beneath a partly cloudy sky, two pale yellow metal water tanks and a windmill rise from a lush grassy area surrounded by palm trees and other tropical vegetation. The tanks are raised off the ground a few dozen feet by white scaffolding, the windmill stands slightly higher. It is labeled "Southern Cross 14".

#USA becomes first country to explicitly recognize #CookIslands and #Niue as independent countries. Both already have relations with dozens of countries, but are "associated" with #NewZealand (#Aotearoa) and usually not considered fully independent. https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/498812/nz-govt-welcomes-us-diplomatic-relations-with-cook-islands-and-niue

#independence #defacto #diplomacy #geography #Polynesia #PacificIsland #islands @geography

Lukas VF Novak
5 days ago

#Fossil results indicate #PolarBears survived last #GlobalWarming deglaciation in Siberian and Canadian refugia https://phys.org/news/2023-09-fossil-results-polar-survived-global.html

#PolarBear's range dynamics and survival in the #Holocene https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277379123003256

"polar bears found ways to survive at the seasonal limits of #SeaIce, seeking out seal breeding grounds to hunt their prey, evidenced by the preservation of #RingedSeal #fossils in association with polar bears on these #islands."

Photo of an alaskan polar bear
Jennie Kermode
6 days ago

I'm really glad to be back at the Virtual Island Summit this year. It's always a tremendously energising space to be in, with people who are at the sharp end of the climate crisis consistently the most impressive in coming up with solutions. I'm currently listening to speakers on island energy transition. #ViS #islands #climatecrisis

Atlas Obscura
1 week ago

The Batavia's Tale of Mutiny and Murder Gets a New Chapter

Archaeologists have unearthed new details of the 400-year-old bloodshed on a remote Australian island.#sailors #murder #shipwrecks #islands #marine #archaeology #history #section-Articles
The Batavia's Tale of Mutiny and Murder Gets a New Chapter

Port City Studios
1 week ago

Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island, 2000, proving that any view is a good view. #losangeles #catalina #islands

Looking down on Avalon Harbor, Catalina Island, 2000
Bob the Traveler
2 weeks ago

Today on the Orthodox calendar is the Synaxis of the Church of "Panagia Giatrissa" ("The Healer"), on Therasia in the Greek Cyclades #islands https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/greece/santorini.html?s=mb #travel #Greece

Bob the Traveler
2 weeks ago

Today on the Orthodox calendar is the Synaxis of the Church of "Panagia Giatrissa" ("The Healer"), on Therasia in the Greek Cyclades #islands https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/greece/paros.html?s=mb #travel #Greece #history

Bob the Traveler
2 weeks ago

Today on the Orthodox calendar is the Synaxis of the Church of "Panagia Giatrissa" ("The Healer"), on Therasia in the Greek Cyclades #islands https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/greece/ios.html?s=mb #travel #Greece #history

Bob the Traveler
2 weeks ago

Today on the Orthodox calendar is the Synaxis of the Church of "Panagia Giatrissa" ("The Healer"), on Therasia in the Greek Cyclades #islands https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/greece/delos.html?s=mb #travel #Greece #history

Bob the Traveler
2 weeks ago

Today on the Orthodox calendar is the Synaxis of the Church of "Panagia Giatrissa" ("The Healer"), on Therasia in the Greek Cyclades #islands https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/greece/mykonos.html?s=mb #travel #Greece #history

Herman Mays
2 weeks ago

My lab received a Mid-career Award from the National Science Foundation! The work has already begun and I'm looking forward to working with my new partners at Ohio State University and producing many new papers on East Asian birds with my friends in Japan, Taiwan, and China. #NSF #Birds #Japan #Taiwan #Islands #EvolutionaryBiology #Evolution

https://www.monofilia.org/labnews/2023/9/14/national-science-foundation-mid-career-award-funded

Atlas Obscura
2 weeks ago

Inishtrahull in County Donegal, Ireland

Ireland's most northerly island is hauntingly beautiful. Its lighthouse was the last glimpse of home for many Irish emigrants bound for the U.S.#abandoned #geographicmarkers #lighthouses #islands #section-Atlas
Inishtrahull

Margarete Rosalind
2 weeks ago

#nature #islands #comfort
#holiday #airquality #beach 😍
https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20230918-a-picturesque-island-with-the-cleanest-air-on-earth
"It's a natural beauty here," said Nicholls. "If you like the ruggedness of the beach, being off the beaten track with not too many people, it's the place to be.

Ilan Kelman
2 weeks ago
The European Network
3 weeks ago

The Orkney islands are to test two electric ferries for commuting between its outlying islands as part of efforts to cut carbon emissions from shipping.

The battery-powered hydrofoil ferries, whose hulls are raised above the water, are part of a three-year, £15.5m demonstration project funded by the UK government, due to start in March 2024.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/sep/11/orkney-islands-to-trial-electric-ferries-to-cut-carbon-emissions

#UK #Scotland #Orkney #Islands #Ferry #Hydrofoil #Ship #EV #CarbonEmissions

Backpack and Snorkel
3 weeks ago

#Moorea is one of the most popular #islands in French #Polynesia for good reason. It has beautiful white sand #beaches with #turquoise water, good #swimming and #snorkeling and there is a lot to see and do in Moorea. How did you like it? https://backpackandsnorkel.com/Moorea/

Atlas Obscura
4 weeks ago

Chasing Black Caesar, Southern Florida's Notorious Pirate

Was the terror of Biscayne Bay a man who escaped slavery, an African chieftain, or a marketing ploy that went viral?#blackhistory #maritimehistory #ships #nationalparks #colonialamerica #slavery #history #islands #legends #treasure #pirates #section-Articles
Chasing Black Caesar, Southern Florida's Notorious Pirate

Amanda in the pan
4 weeks ago

Sunset on the water in Maui, 2018

#photography #nature #sunset #ocean #water #clouds #islands

Expansive sunset on the ocean with dramatic clouds and sky
Atlas Obscura
1 month ago

Waites Island in Waites Island, South Carolina

A wildlife-filled oasis just off the coast of Myrtle Beach.#nativeamericans #wildlife #beaches #nature #naturepreserves #islands #section-Atlas
Waites Island

Atlas Obscura
1 month ago

Lagoa das Sete Cidades (Lagoon of the Seven Cities) in Sete Cidades, Portugal

Legend has it the lovelorn tears of a princess and a shepherd boy formed the blue and green twin lakes in the Azores archipelago.#twins #legends #love #volcanoes #islands #lakes #section-Atlas
Lagoa das Sete Cidades (Lagoon of the Seven Cities)

Atlas Obscura
1 month ago

Bonaire Botanical Garden in Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands

Part home garden, part sculpture field, part pseudo-science experiment, a trip to this place will leave you wondering if sea water isn't actually the elixir of life.#skeletons #parks #islands #botanicalgardens #section-Atlas
Bonaire Botanical Garden

New Horizons
1 month ago

A map depicting main continent with its inland archipelago zoomed in map as well as islands capital.
Topped with few illustrations for a flavour and general feel of the world 😉
This was a fun project.

#cartography #fantasymap #ttrpg #rpg #dnd #continent #archipelago #islands #drawing #illustration #map

Atlas Obscura
1 month ago
Rumors of piracy, polygamy, and betrayal shape the tumultuous history of King James Jesse Strang.#religion #mystery #royalty #history #islands #mormons #pirates #section-Articles
The Rise and Fall of the Mormon King of Beaver Island
Atlas Obscura
1 month ago

Bassett Island in Traverse City, Michigan

This tiny island bears the name of Civil War veteran, fisherman, and local celebrity Richard Bassett.#boats #government #surveyors #fishing #localhistory #resorts #islands #civilwar #history #section-Atlas
Bassett Island

Alaska Native News
1 month ago

This Day in Alaska History-August 25th, 1900
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https://alaska-native-news.com/august-25th-1900/44242/
#Alaska #aleutian #bellingham #dutch harbor #gunboat #history #islands #patrol #spanish american war #uss wheeling

Ian Brooks
1 month ago

Pre-breakfast sketch from the Merlin, looking back at the stone quay, trees, and hills on Rum.
Ink wash in watercolour sketchbook. (unfinished on account of everyone else getting up and breakfast being needed🙂 )

#art #islands #scotland #MastoArt

ink wash sketch of hill sides viewed across a line of trees, the tops of the hills are lost in cloud
Patrick Hadfield
1 month ago

I've long been fascinated by St Kilda. It's not easy to visit - a boat trip from Skye or the Western Isles - and subject to the weather, but having just watched this programme I'm hatching a plan...

#Scotland #StKilda #islands

Landward, 2022: Episode 23: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001fkq7 via @bbciplayer

! Quite Interesting
1 month ago

In 1965, six Tongan schoolboys were stranded on a remote island in the middle of the Pacific for a laugh.

#tonga #tongan #pacific #remote #islands #schoolboys #schoolkids #QI #notQI

Russ
2 months ago

JOURNEY TO THE ISLANDS…
The forgotten islands… the land masses that rise above the rough waters of Bass Strait are the places author, Michael Veitch visits in his 2011 book, The Forgotten Islands.

https://medium.com/pacificedge/the-forgotten-islands-e33344ec6fc3?source=friends_link&sk=e1626875a179ab91a09442c0f5727109

#bookreview #books #Tasmania #BassStrait #travel #adventure #literature #travelwriting #islands

Backpack and Snorkel
2 months ago

#Moorea is one of the most popular #islands in French #Polynesia for good reason. It has beautiful white sand #beaches with #turquoise water, good #swimming and #snorkeling and there is a lot to see and do in Moorea. How did you like it? https://backpackandsnorkel.com/Moorea/

Eilean Chathair Almain is ceò na mara gus sgapadh.

Cramond Island and the last bit of haar about to lift.

#SilentSunday #Edinburgh #Cramond #Islands #WWII #Scotland #Gàidhlig

Cramond Island, barrier and haar on the Forth.
Lukas VF Novak
2 months ago

#Wallacea is a living laboratory of Earth’s #evolution – and its #wildlife, #forests and #reefs will be devastated unless we all act https://theconversation.com/wallacea-is-a-living-laboratory-of-earths-evolution-and-its-wildlife-forests-and-reefs-will-be-devastated-unless-we-all-act-210890

"Take a look at incredible species such as the #KomodoDragon, #anoa, #tarsier, #babirusa, and giant #bees. These #animals are native to the scattered #islands of Wallacea. That’s before you even start to explore Wallacea’s marine wonders as a part of the #CoralTriangle, an area well known for its extraordinary marine #biodiversity."

Two babirusas, wild pigs native to Sulawesi’s rainforests, fighting in mud
Fiona Grahame Orkney News Ltd
2 months ago

In 2023 The Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament will meet in Inverness at The Nevis Centre on 1-3 November.
#Islands
https://theorkneynews.scot/2023/07/26/november-date-for-the-rural-and-islands-parliament/

JuneSim63
4 months ago

If you're a #UK Accident & Emergency doctor looking for less stress, these might be just the roles you're seeking.

There has been no permanent doctor on the two Hebridean islands of Barra and Vatersay since last summer and while two posts have now been advertised, the community fears it will be a struggle to attract the right type of medical professionals who are a lifeline to the islands.
#NHSScotland #Islands #Barra #Vatersay #Hebrides #Scotland

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-65855239

Eilean Dà Bharr.

Loch Chille Chiarain, Ceann Tìre.
Davaar, Campbeltown.

#Gaelic #Gàidhlig #Kintyre #Campbeltown #Islands #FotoMontag #PhotoMonday #Scotland

Eilean Dà Bharr, Ceann Tìre.
Tim Richards
5 months ago

Want to buy an island? Cc @simonvarwell
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An untouched Scottish island is available for $280,000. But there’s a catch

#Scotland #UK #Islands https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/an-untouched-scottish-island-is-available-for-280-000-but-there-s-a-catch-20230424-p5d2st.html

Atlas Obscura
6 months ago
In Vanuatu, traditional knowledge provides resilience as tropical cyclones grow more intense.
The Ni-Vanuatu Way To Prepare for a Storm
Sandworlds
6 months ago

#Introduction.. Javed Kaisar:
I’m an #anthropologist living in Halle, Germany, and I‘m from Bangladesh. Currently, I’m part of an excellent research group at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, where I focus on sand. In my PhD project I’m dealing with #sedimentation, estuarine #islands #refugee resettlement and materiality in Bangladesh. My favorite past-time activities are #photography and exploring new places.

Rafagas Links
7 months ago

"Looking at the overlooked" is a storymap that raises questions and seeks answers about the case of the islands of Messah and Papagarang and the advantages and disadvantages of insularity #islands

https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/10d8c2bbc4d8412386e59011bc6825a3

Steffani Cameron
7 months ago

I moved back to Victoria, BC on July 10, 2020 after 5 years of living around the world.

This was the sunset over Active Pass and the Gulf Islands as I flew into the airport. I fought back tears. It was good to be home.

#photography #sunset #nature #islands #ocean

A small group of islands lay strewn across the pacific with clouds overhead and a tangerine and red sunset reflecting over the water
Lukas VF Novak
7 months ago

Ancient DNA elucidates the lost world of western #IndianOcean giant #tortoises and reveals a new extinct species from #Madagascar https://www.sci.news/genetics/astrochelys-rogerbouri-11569.html paper: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abq2574

Before human arrival, the ecosystems of the oceanic #islands in the western Indian Ocean were dominated by #GiantTortoises as equivalents of continental #megafauna, both in total mass and numbers.

Ilustration of various species of tortoises. Top – Madagascar, from left to right: Aldabrachelys abrupta, Aldabrachelys grandidieri, Pyxis planicauda, Pyxis arachnoides, Astrochelys rogerbouri (new species), Astrochelys yniphora, and Astrochelys radiata. Center – Granitic Seychelles (extinct), Aldabra, Aldabrachelys gigantea. Bottom – Mascarenes, from left to right: Cylindraspis indica (Réunion), Cylindraspis inepta, Cylindraspis triserrata (both Mauritius), Cylindraspis vosmaeri, and Cylindraspis peltastes (both Rodrigues). Image credit: Michal Rössler / Massimo Delfino.
Florian Kriechbaumer
7 months ago

The incredible islands of Ngerukewid in the Republic of Palau 🇵🇼, with rain clouds passing over the ocean in the distance. Definitely one of the most beautiful island formations I’ve ever seen and a nature reserve since 1956.
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#palau #visitpalau #islandvibes #micronesia #pacificiands #amazingplaces #islands #islandlife #70islands #Ngerukewid #ngerukewidislands #naturereserve #drone #fromwhereidrone #dronephotography #aerial #dronelife #djiglobal #djicreator #incredibleearth #earthfocus

#Japan sees its number of #islands double after recount | Japan | #TheGuardian

"Digital #mapping leads to around 7,000 new islands being discovered though it’s unlikely to expand Japan’s #territory, media reports say"

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/feb/16/japan-sees-its-number-of-islands-double-after-recount

Viron R.
8 months ago

Check out this incredible view of #Greece from the #InternationalSpaceStation! The #Aegean and numerous #islands look stunning! #ISS #Space

Greece, as seen from the International Space Station
Julie Atallah
8 months ago
Beach scene with dark sand and bright blue clear water flowing with a calm breaking tide. Two large rock formations jut out of the ocean by the beach.
Florian Kriechbaumer
8 months ago

The fishing island of Pulau Mesa in the Komodo islands of Indonesia. Spent a few hours here to observe life of the fishing community with its friendly people - more to come.
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#komodo #pulaumesa #komodonationalparkindonesia #komodonationalpark #dji #dronelife #dronephotography #dronepilot #dronephoto #dronephoto #droneoftheday #indonesia #wonderfulindonesia #visitindonesia #komodoislands #islands #islandlife #earth #wonderfulplaces #amazingearth #earthfocus #djicreator

Fishing island from above
Colossal
10 months ago

Haphazard safe havens rise into the sky in Simon Laveuve’s #miniature post-apocalyptic #islands.

https://links.colossal.art/mini-apocalypse

A miniature sculpture of a wooden shack covered in graffiti. A water tower sits on top, and the multi-story building rests in the air atop a pole.
A miniature wooden shack rests atop a base of water. The sculptural artwork is covered in graffiti, and made of various trash and flotsam.