Out of the blue planet: islands seen from space

Onekotan Island, Russia

An island within an island was created after a big eruption around 9,000 years ago caused the peak of Onekotan’s volcano to collapse, forming a caldera that subsequently filled with water. The island inside the caldera is known as Krenitzyn Peak, which is the highest point on the island at around 4,300 feet.

Image: NASA. Excerpt from Wired.com.

Collection of beautiful images taken by astronauts and satellites from space of some of the most interesting islands on the planet. AWESOME!

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