The slideshow ‘tells the story’ of the Ogasawara Islands with a portfolio of photos that illustrate some of the main features of the islands and surrounding waters. It starts with some general views, showing the rugged coastal cliffs, sandy bays and isolated rock stacks, before a feature on the typical marine life of the surrounding seas – dolphins, a humpback whale, coral reefs, fish, lobster and shrimps, a ray and shark. Returning to land, there are a variety of images of the main island group, and two of the most notable endemic species – the Bonin Flying Fox (a fruit-eating bat) and the Ogasawara Snake-eyed Skink (a small lizard). The final part of the slideshow features some photos of the endangered short-tailed albatross on the most northerly Mukojima Island group, and finishes with some images of the small isolated westerly Nishonishima Island with its undulating grassland plateau and spectacular coastal cliffs and bays.
The following Flickr photographers and other sources are acknowledged with thanks for their contributions to this slideshow: Ogasawara.info.jp, akisoto.com, Tripadvisor, Pha Pha, Pinterest, Froschman, fo.ol, Timeout.com, japan.travel, Lee Render, Takashi Uzu/Minden Pictures, Abdel Bizid, Ippel and Janine, Japan Guide, Kumiko, USFWS, Kuruman and Kzaral