Pitcairn Island

Apr 04, 2018 - National Geographic Orion


This morning we awoke to another beautiful day in the South Pacific. Just as the sun began to rise above the ocean, we sighted our destination for today – the remotest island on earth – Pitcairn Island.

The island is home to the descendants of the famous mutineers from the HMS Bounty, various bird species, and some of the most spectacular island landscape found anywhere in the Pacific Ocean.

After a hearty breakfast, and a quick introduction to the island from one of the local guides, we headed ashore to explore this most fascinating place that very few people ever get to visit.

Some of us decided to hike up to the very top of the island and were rewarded for our effort with a scenic 360 degree view of the island, its lush forest and the surrounding seas crashing against the shore.

Most of us decided to explore at a little more leisurely pace and instead explored Adamstown, meeting her many fascinating locals, photographing the many relics on display, and even visiting the local school to be part of the day’s curriculum.

In the afternoon we once again trekked across the island to the beautiful St Johns Rock Pool and relished the chance to take a dip in its refreshing clear blue waters.

What an incredible day at one of the most unique islands in the world!

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About the Author

Adam Cropp

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

A passionately curious person by nature, Adam spends his time exploring remote destinations around the world with like-minded adventurers and sharing his extensive knowledge about the local flora and fauna.  He specializes in the sexual reproduction of marine organisms making his lectures not only educational and eye opening, but extremely entertaining! 

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James Napoli

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Jim was born in rural New England where he quickly developed an appreciation for the outdoors and a love of exploration.  Four years with the U.S. Navy further enhanced his appetite for travel. Always interested in the visual arts, he studied Television at Boston University and Northeast College of Communications, landing his first job in the industry working as an editor at a Boston television station. His wanderlust drew him to a job with two major cruise lines; installing and managing broadcast centers onboard a total of over a dozen ships. He has since moved on to specialize in expedition travel and wildlife productions.  

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