Beautiful National Park of American Samoa

I have just come back from a remarkable visit to one of our least known treasures and one of the most beautiful places I have seen – A National Park far deep in the Southern Hemisphere spanning several of the verdant volcanic islands of American Samoa. This post shows some of the photographs I took from a  visit to the National Park of American Samoa on the island of Tutuila on a rainy morning in early October. The light was terrible but you will  have some idea of the landscape and birds in the Park.

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View from American Samoa National Park

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Entering US Southern-most Park!

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View of Pago Pago, the Capital of  American Samoa on Tutuila the main island

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The National Park in light rain

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The sun came out briefly

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DSC_5646 DSC_5647The endemic Samoan Starling

DSC_5681 DSC_5655 The endemic Wattled Honeyeater

 

DSC_5661 DSC_5733The Collared Kingfisher

DSC_5657 Moth  – Alas no idea of the species

DSC_5669 Small blue butterfly –  probably Euchrysops cnejus samoa

DSC_5676 DSC_5741 Fruit Bats

DSC_5697 DSC_5707 Purple-Capped Fruit Dove

DSC_5747Australasian Swamphen

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