9 Strange and Bizarre Islands

1. Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca, Peru.

These artificial islands are usually made from bundles of reed. The Uros people of Lake Titicaca build villages on these floating islands in order to prevent attacks from more aggressive tribes.

Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

2. Great Blue Hole, Belize.

While technically not an island but a large submarine sinkhole, it was declared a top ten scuba diving site in the world by Jacques Cousteau.

Great Blue Hole

3. Howland Island, USA.

This is where Amelia Earhart was headed as part of her 1937 world flight when she and Noonan disappeared.

Howland Island

4. Ilha da Queimada Grande, Brazil.

Ilha da Queimada Grande is nicknamed Snake Island. It is home to the Golden Lancehead Viper, one of the most venomous snakes in the world and local legend claims there are five snakes to every square meter.

Ilha de Queimada Grande

5. Izu Islands, Japan.

Residents are required to carry gas masks with them because of the sulfur content on this volcanic island.

Izu Islands

6. North Sentinel Island, India.

The indigenous people of this island, the Sentinelese, are among the last people to be virtually untouched by modern civilization thanks to their unwelcoming approach when in contact with other people.

North Sentinel Island

7. Ramree Island, Burma.

This island holds an undesirable world record – “The Greatest Disaster Suffered [by humans’ from Animals” because 400 Japanese soldiers were eaten by saltwater crocodiles after a battle during World War II.

Ramree Island

8. Socotra, Yemen.

A very isolated island in Yemen, Socotra is home to plant life found no where else in the world and has even been described as ‘the most alien-looking place on Earth’.

Socotra

9. Vulcan Point, Volcano Island, Philippines.

This is the world’s largest island within a lake that is on an Island, (volcano Island) in a lake within another island (Luzon). Mind blowing!

Vulcan Point

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