Tag Archives: Archipelagoes

Aerial Views: The Wonders Of The Republic Of Malta

Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It’s a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.

Film by Robert Kovacs

Views: The Seychelles – Paradise Under Threat

Dream vacation or destination wedding – where better than Seychelles? The archipelago is especially popular with German tourists. But despite the island nation’s unique approach to nature conservation, this paradise is in danger.

This documentary showcases the archipelago in all its beauty, with rare animal species, white sand beaches… and the conservationists who are working hard to protect it all. Although Seychelles has just 0.13 percent of the land area of Germany, its new protected marine area is larger than the whole country. But climate change has severely impacted the archipelago, as it is often the smallest islands that are first to feel the consequences. Storms and waves damage turtle nests and corals, while further eroding the islands’ coastlines.

The country’s president Wavel Ramkalawan is also concerned. An ordained minister in the Anglican Church, Ramkalawan still preaches to this day. He tells us of the message he draws from the Bible in his fight to save the islands. We also learn about the various initiatives to rescue this tropical paradise. Coral nurseries help to revive damaged reefs. And seagrass plays a major role in combatting rising CO2 levels, as it stores more carbon than a forest of the same area.

Seychelles and Mauritius share an expanse of seagrass larger than Switzerland. The president is calling on the international community to help cover the costs of all this, because revenue from tourism isn’t enough. And many tourists care too little about it. At their wedding photoshoot, a couple from Austria explains how beautiful and easy it is to get married in paradise. But for how much longer will this paradise exist?

Marine Life: Preserving Coral Reefs In Maldives

The One Ocean Summit opens this Wednesday in the French port of Brest. Seas and oceans cover around 70 percent of the surface of our planet, but continue to face an onslaught of problems, from pollution to rising temperatures. In the Maldives, coral reefs are dying because of climate change. However, locals are doing their best to save them. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24’s Wassim Cornet.

Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an archipelagic country in the Indian subcontinent of Asia, situated in the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 750 kilometres from the Asian continent’s mainland.

Views: Coastal Shores & Reefs Of Seychelles (8K)

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It’s home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé, a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to capital Victoria. It also has the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and beaches, including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.

Views: Saving Seagrass Meadows In The Maldives

The seagrass meadows around the Maldives are under threat. But the government now plans to place this valuable ecosystem under protection. As well as serving as nurseries for sea life, they act as carbon sinks and protect the atolls from erosion.

Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an archipelagic state in the Indian subcontinent of Asia, situated in the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 750 kilometres from the Asian continent’s mainland. 

8K Views: Hawaiian Islands Coastlines & Landscapes

The Hawaiian Islands are an archipelago of eight major islands, several atolls, numerous smaller islets, and seamounts in the North Pacific Ocean, extending some 1,500 miles from the island of Hawaiʻi in the south to northernmost Kure Atoll. 

Chapters: 00:0000:05 Intro 00:0601:14 Honolulu at night, Oahu 01:1502:15 Honolulu, Oahu island 02:1602:28 Diamond Head lighthouse in Oahu 02:2902:33 Tropical Landscape 02:3402:40 Mokoliʻi islet in Kaneohe Bay 02:4102:50 Coconut islands, Oahu 02:5102:56 Hanauma Bay and Koko Crater, Oahu 02:5703:02 Byodo-In Temple, Oahu 03:0303:17 Highway H3, Oahu 03:1803:25 Oahu island coastline 03:2603:50 Na Pali coast, Kauai 03:5104:35 Mountains of Kauai 04:3605:18 Na Pali waterfalls, Kauai 05:1905:28 Na Pali coast, Kauai 05:2905:51 Kīlauea Lighthouse, Kauai 05:5206:11 Princeville, Kauai 06:1206:26 Hanalei Bay, Kauai 06:2706:34 Na Pali coast, Kauai 06:3506:39 Waimea Canyon, Kauai 06:4007:39 Molokai island landscape 07:4007:51 Papalaua Falls, Molokai 07:5208:07 Moaula Falls, Halawa Valley, Molokai island 08:0808:21 Molokini island volcanic crater 08:2209:18 Maui coastline 09:1909:34 Maui watefalls 09:3509:42 Honokohau Falls, Maui 09:4309:49 Road along Maui coastline 09:5010:26 Hotel resorts along Maui shoreline 10:2710:35 Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauaʻi County, Hawaiʻi 10:3610:55 Hawaian Nature 10:5611:05 Kilauea volcano, Big Island of Hawaiʻi 11:0611:43 Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 11:4411:50 Port of Honolulu 11:5112:02 Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts 12:0315:00 Honolulu, Oahu

Aerial Views: Madeira Island, Portugal (4K)

Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. It is known for its namesake wine and warm, subtropical climate. The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River. Capital Funchal has botanic gardens and is known for its harbor and a large New Year’s fireworks show. 

Aerial Views: Islands Of Madeira – Portugal (4K)

Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. It is known for its namesake wine and warm, subtropical climate. The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River. Capital Funchal has botanic gardens and is known for its harbor and a large New Year’s fireworks show. 

Aerial Views: Lofoten Islands In Norway (8K)

Lofoten  is an archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland, Norway. Lofoten has distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands. Its largest town, Leknes, is approximately 169 km (105 mi) inside the Arctic Circle and approximately 2,420 km (1,500 mi) away from the North Pole, making Lofoten one of the world’s northernmost populated regions. Though lying within the Arctic Circle, the archipelago experiences one of the world’s largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its highlatitude.

Cinematic Travel: Canary Islands Of Spain (Video)

The Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago off the coast of northwestern Africa, are rugged volcanic isles known for their black- and white-sand beaches. Tenerife, the largest island, is dominated by the sometimes-snowy active volcano Mt. Teide, which has its own astronomical observatory and is part of Teide National Park. Tenerife hosts a huge pre-Lent Carnival in the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.