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.
View from American Samoa National Park
Entering US Southern-most Park!
View of Pago Pago, the Capital of American Samoa on Tutuila the main island
The National Park in light rain
The sun came out briefly
The endemic Samoan Starling
The endemic Wattled Honeyeater
The Collared Kingfisher
Moth – Alas no idea of the species
Small blue butterfly – probably Euchrysops cnejus samoa
Purple-Capped Fruit Dove