Ascension Island

A rainbow formed after an equatorial shower over the empty lava fields, 27th May 1997, on Ascension, a small (area of approximately 88 km²) isolated volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic Ocean, roughly midway between the horn of South America and Africa. It is governed as part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Organised settlement of Ascension Island began in 1815, when the British garrisoned it as a precaution after imprisoning Napoleon I on Saint Helena. In January 2016 the UK Government announced that an area around Ascension Island was to become a huge marine reserve, to protect its varied and unique ecosystem, including some of the largest marlin in the world, large populations of green turtle, and the island's own species of frigate bird. With an area of 234,291 square kilometres (90,460 sq mi), slightly more than half of the reserve will be closed to fishing. (Photo by Barry Lewis / In Pictures via Getty Images Images)
A rainbow formed after an equatorial shower over the empty lava fields, 27th May 1997, on Ascension, a small (area of approximately 88 km²) isolated volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic Ocean, roughly midway between the horn of South America and Africa. It is governed as part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Organised settlement of Ascension Island began in 1815, when the British garrisoned it as a precaution after imprisoning Napoleon I on Saint Helena. In January 2016 the UK Government announced that an area around Ascension Island was to become a huge marine reserve, to protect its varied and unique ecosystem, including some of the largest marlin in the world, large populations of green turtle, and the island's own species of frigate bird. With an area of 234,291 square kilometres (90,460 sq mi), slightly more than half of the reserve will be closed to fishing. (Photo by Barry Lewis / In Pictures via Getty Images Images)
Ascension Island
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Crédits :
Barry Lewis / Contributeur
Editorial - n° :
633994008
Collection :
In Pictures
Date de création :
17 mai 1997
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Source :
In Pictures
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5232 x 3478 px (44,30 x 29,45 cm) - 300 dpi - 11 MB