While we’d like to think that we’ve heard about everything Earth has to offer, the reality is that there are corners of the globe so remote and strange, they are beyond human imagination. Small islands in the middle of the ocean are ideal for fostering wildlife that we never thought possible.
Off the coast of Australia, on a windswept, largely inhospitable spit of jagged rock known as Ball’s Pyramid, is one of those islands. It is home to a strange and ancient creature has made a startling comeback, and you will have to see it to believe it.
If you’re out sailing in the ocean, land masses are few and far between. When you suddenly come across one, especially one that looks like Ball’s Pyramid, it can be exhilarating; a huge land mass jutting out of the water is a scene straight out of any adventure movie. It’s always a mystery thinking about what kind of life exists on land or what sort of treasures you might find.
You always have to proceed with caution, however, because not everything you come across when out at sea will welcome you with open arms. Disease, dangerous wildlife, or even violent indigenous tribes can all pose threats.