13 May 2010

South Pacific – The Secret & Strange Creatures

Recently BBC had a ribbon-cutting ceremony in South Pacific. They discovered something interesting and secret over there… Well, let’s check it down.

The South Pacific islands are the most remote in the world. Their extraordinary isolation has created some of the most curious, surprising and precarious examples of life found anywhere on Earth; from giant crabs that tear open coconuts, to flesh-eating caterpillars that impale their prey on dagger-like claws. Human culture is different too. The men of Pentecost Island celebrate their annual harvest by leaping from 20 metre high scaffolds, with only forest vines to break their fall.

And on the tiny island of Anuta, possibly the most remote community of people on the planet, the locals survive entirely on what they can grow and catch. The South Pacific’s innumerable islands look like pieces of paradise, but the reality of life here is sometimes very different, with waves the size of buildings, brutal tropical storms, and, in the far south, even blizzards. This is the real South Pacific.

The folk of Papua New Guinea living in Sepik tribe is performing their dance and form a crocodile shape. According to the legend, they will only form a crocodile shape when they appear at the riverside of Sepik.

The royal penguin only live in Macquarie island. Between the month of March and September, they’ll be living inside the sea.

Australian saltwater crocodile able to swim from Australia to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. They have four type of voices to convey emotion through the howl called.

A giant crab!!! It’s a coconut crab aka robber crab.

The resting public walrus.

Thousands of the Royal Penguin is facing crisis, because they only able to stay at Macquarie Island. There’s no other places for them…

Fiji crested iguana living in volcanic islets on Fiji.

The smiley face spider living only on the four islands of Hawaii.


1 comment:

  1. when you see those animals, you don't know if you are looking something from this world, or some animals for the other world, actually that crab in the palm, is so strange!