Seldom visited

After our little mammals of the night detour, I’d like to pick up the trip through the Mid-Atlantic again.

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Tristan da Cunha

We left Gough Island, and the next stop is Tristan da Cunha, the worlds remotest inhabited island. The nearest people are living over 2000km away, on the island of St. Helena. In total there are little over 250 inhabitants on this island with only eight different family names.

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Tristan Thrush

For some of us, standing on this remotest island was already the highlight, others wanted a little more. For the birdwatchers, there was an endemic bird to find! The Tristan Thrush only lives in the Tristan group, with a different subspecies on each of the three islands. It took a little while, but in the end, I managed to find this remotest thrush (I guess).

 

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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