Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles

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Photos taken by David Stanley on Aldabra Atoll and D'Arros Island in the Seychelles, Indian Ocean.

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Countless frigate birds nest in the trees of D'Arros Island, Seychelles. In 2014 D'Arros and neighboring St Joseph Atoll were declared a nature reserve. St Joseph, In The Tree, Nature Reserve, Seychelles, Countries, Nest, Trees, Ocean, Birds

Countless frigate birds nest in the trees of D'Arros Island, Seychelles. In 2014 D'Arros and neighboring St Joseph Atoll were declared a nature reserve.

The Seychelles Islands Foundation operates a scientific research station at Picard Island on Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles. David Stanley, Seychelles Islands, Island Lighting, North Africa, Lighthouses, South America, Caribbean, Mexico, Around The Worlds

The Seychelles Islands Foundation operates a scientific research station at Picard Island on Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles.

This upscale residence faces the north coast of D'Arros Island in the Seychelles. The island is managed by the Save Our Seas Foundation on behalf of an anonymous owner. North Coast, Seychelles, Seas, Anonymous, Gazebo, Foundation, Faces, Outdoor Structures, Island

This upscale residence faces the north coast of D'Arros Island in the Seychelles. The island is managed by the Save Our Seas Foundation on behalf of an anonymous owner.

Some giant tortoises (Aldabrachelys gigantea) range across Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles. Giant Tortoise, Equador, Tortoises, Seychelles, Turtles, Range, Cookers, Tortoise, Turtle

Some 100,000 giant tortoises (Aldabrachelys gigantea) range across Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles.

The Aldabra rail is the last flightless bird in the Indian Ocean, found only on Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles. Flightless Bird, Seychelles, Ocean, Birds, Indian, Island, Animals, Block Island, Animales

The Aldabra rail is the last flightless bird in the Indian Ocean, found only on Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles.

The Indian Ocean atoll of Aldabra in the Seychelles is one of the largest in the world. Only a few atolls in the South Pacific are larger. Bareboat Charter, Catamaran, South Pacific, Travel Agency, Seychelles, Natural History, Geography, Sailing, Wildlife

The Indian Ocean atoll of Aldabra in the Seychelles is one of the largest in the world. Only a few atolls in the South Pacific are larger.

An airstrip cuts right across D'Arros Island, Seychelles. There are no scheduled flights. Seychelles, Vineyard, Ocean, Island, Outdoor, Block Island, Outdoors, Sea, Outdoor Games

An airstrip cuts right across D'Arros Island, Seychelles. There are no scheduled flights.

D'Arros Island in the Amirantes Group, 250 kilometers southwest of the main Seychelles Group, has a fine white beach along its north shore. Bareboat Charter, Catamaran, North Shore, Heaven On Earth, Travel Agency, Seychelles, Sailing, Coast, Ocean

D'Arros Island in the Amirantes Group, 250 kilometers southwest of the main Seychelles Group, has a fine white beach along its north shore.

Fossilised coral islands poke out of the lagoon at Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles. Fossilized Coral, Seychelles, Natural History, Wildlife, Ocean, Geography, Water, Islands, Outdoor

Fossilised coral islands poke out of the lagoon at Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles.

The lagoon of Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles is is surrounded by limestone outcrops. Jamaica Travel, Blue Lagoon, Seychelles, Natural History, Geography, Iceland, Wildlife, Tours, River

The lagoon of Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles is is surrounded by limestone outcrops.

A grey heron taking a stroll along the beach on Picard Island, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles. Grey Heron, Seychelles, Natural History, Geography, Wildlife, Ocean, Island, Beach, Nature

A grey heron taking a stroll along the beach on Picard Island, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles.

The south coast of D'Arros Island in the Amirantes Group, Seychelles, is rockier than the northern shore. Island Beach, Cayman Islands, Seychelles, Travel Tips, Paradise, Coast, Ocean, Water, Beaches

The south coast of D'Arros Island in the Amirantes Group, Seychelles, is rockier than the northern shore.

Red-footed boobies nest among the mangroves at Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles. Seychelles, Bald Eagle, Ocean, Island, Nest, Plants, Block Island, Nest Box, Sea

Red-footed boobies nest among the mangroves at Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles.

Giant tortoises mating on Picard Island, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles. Their lifespan is over 200 years. Red Footed Tortoise, Giant Tortoise, Russian Tortoise, Equador, Easter Island, Tortoises, Seychelles, Turtle, Pets

Giant tortoises mating on Picard Island, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles. Their lifespan is over 200 years.

The occupants of these Madagascar boats were apprehended fishing illegally off Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles. The confiscated vessels are currently being held at La Gigi on Picard Island. Madagascar, Seychelles, Boats, Fishing, Ocean, Island, Block Island, Ships, Boating

The occupants of these Madagascar boats were apprehended fishing illegally off Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles. The confiscated vessels are currently being held at La Gigi on Picard Island.

Near perfect white sand beaches line the western shore of Picard Island near the scientific research station on Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles. Singapore Island, Singapore Travel, Mexico Vacation, Vacation Places, Philippines Vacation, Vacation Travel, New Zealand Beach, Island Beach, White Sand Beach

Near perfect white sand beaches line the western shore of Picard Island near the scientific research station on Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles.

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