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.

This towering figure against the horizon of the Pacific may look like the castle from Frozen, but it is, in fact, an island known as Ball’s Pyramid. And on this island, a dramatic tale has unfolded that only nature could provide. 

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