Barrow Island has been an A Class Nature Reserve since 1910 for the conservation of flora and fauna and is the Australian equivalent to the Galapagos Islands. Due to its separation from the mainland for over 6000 years the island has evolved differently resulting in many species of animals being endemic to the island. The separation from the mainland has also prevented feral animals from predating on the fauna, giving us a precious representation of what mainland Australia once looked like prior to European settlement. The island is also largely surrounded by a Marine Management Area which protects a host of migratory marine fauna such dugongs and whales and is an internationally significant breeding areas for turtles. For more information on Barrow Island visit here or here.
Thank you to John Voncina for permission to use select images in this post.