Enjoy Unique Species, Hiking in Hahajima

Posted by

Ogasawara is a World Nature Heritage mostly because its diversity of species both on land and in water, especially in forests.

But the environment is fragile.

As residences increases in Chichijima, some animals disappeared.

Only in Hahajima can you see some unique animals, such as snails without shell, birds landing on the earth thanks to no hunters.

We are heading to Kofuji moutain, which means little Mont Fuji in Japenese, to explore something especial and can only be see in this isolated island.

a team walking in forest
a team walking in forest

This is a bird’s nest. Here in Hahajima the native birds know nothing about enemies. They have never seen one for a long time until human residences came.

little bird's nest
little bird’s nest

A kind of special plant living in cliffs, face strong wind nearly every day.

fruit liked flowers
fruit liked flowers

Also the grass, they show a kind of purple.

grass in hahajima
grass in hahajima

A crab without shell, even though he is called Hermit Crab. Without enemy hermit is no more needed. This is sort of called Degeneration.

special crab
special crab

Chameleon. We take it carefully in hand and wait for color change.

chameleon in hahajima
chameleon in hahajima

Nearly to the goal, from the cliff we can see other islands.

cliff in south of hahajima
cliff in south of hahajima

These are not egg fossils. These are only rock. After volcano explores, some magma became this when they meet seawater.

egg fossil liked stones
egg fossil liked stones

Finally we got the top, just look these volcanic islands.

hahajima islands
hahajima islands

A panoramic view from the top of mountain.

panoramic view in hahajima
panoramic view in hahajima

A sign says Kofuji.

kofuji in hahajima
kofuji in hahajima

You will realize the importance until you see rare natural resources.

Advertisements

2 comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s