Returning from Madagascar, while in flight reddit user fulminic flew over this uninhabited island and snapped this photo. When he got home, he searched Google Earth and was able to locate the remote island in East Madagascar.
The locals called it Antafana Island, and on his next trip he endeavoured to visit it. Reaching the island was an adventure in itself.
On reddit he explains:
“I had to look for it on Google Earth. Then I located the largest nearby village and how to get there. To get this town we did a four day hike because it’s airport was inoperable. Of course there were easier ways to reach it, but we wanted to approach from the north, so by foot. The town was developed some how (touristic) and there were one or two nice accommodation run by French people. I informed about the island and they were able to take us there.” [source]
Located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Southeast Africa, Madagascar is a biodiversity haven and over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth.