15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Rarapai islet (Rapa, Australs Archipelago)
One of the many islets I visited for a feasibility study. Our team were checking if the islets were 'pest-free' (no rats, goats or invasive plants). It is one of the few that did not have any rats - which enables the polynesian storm-petrel to still use this islet as a breeding site (if rats are present, they cannot breed as the rats kill the chicks and the adults)
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