Pacific Islands: Creative American Samoa And Ofu Images
Sprinkled across the largest ocean on our planet are thousands of tiny islands. These outposts of life are home to unique and endangered flora and fauna both above and below the sea. I have only just began to explore this part of our planet, but I hope to visit many more islands over the years. Each has it's own unique landscape, wildlife, and culture.
The Samoan archipelago was first settled around 1500BC, and served as the center of Polynesia from where the hardy island people settled more remote islands in all directions. It was not until the 1700's that Europeans (re)discovered the islands, and in 1900 the United States formally occupied the eastern islands of Tutuila and the Manu'a islands (including Ofu, Olosega, and Ta'u), which are now know as the unincorporated territory of 'American Samoa'.