One island in Burma called Ramree Island is considered to be one of the most dangerous in the world after harbouring a dark secret.
It resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people.
The island off the coast of Burma was a big part of World War II with some battles taking place within it.
In 1945, British soldiers drove Japanese fighters off the main part of the island into the dense mangrove forests.
What no-one realised was that they are home to an unknown but large number of saltwater crocodiles.The largest living crocodilian, according to National Geographic they are the animal “most likely to eat a human”.
They can reach up to 23 feet long and weigh 2,200 pounds.
Off the shore of Brazil, almost 93 miles away from downtown São Paulo, is Ilha da Queimada Grande, also known as “Snake Island.”
The island is untouched by human developers, and for a very good reason. Researchers estimate that on the island live between one and five snakes per square meter.
The snakes live on the many migratory birds (enough to keep the snake density remarkably high) that use the island as a resting point.
Surtsey is a volcanic island located in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off the southern coast of Iceland. Surtsey is the southernmost point of Iceland.
It was formed in a volcanic eruption which began 130 metres below sea level, and reached the surface on 14 November 1963. The eruption lasted until 5 June 1967, when the island reached its maximum size of 2.7 km2. Since then, wave erosion has caused the island to steadily diminish in size: as of 2012, its surface area was 1.3 km2. The most recent survey (2007) shows the island’s maximum elevation at 155 m above sea level.
Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression is one of the hottest, driest and lowest places on the planet.
The area is located in the Afar Region of north-east Ethiopia near the border with Eritrea. The climate here can only be described as cruel. But against all odds, people do live here. The Afar people call it their home.
The Danakil Depression is a contender for the hottest place on Earth, at least if you measure the average year-round temperature (reportedly 34.4C) rather than focusing on isolated bursts of extreme heat.
Worse, it only receives 100 to 200mm of rainfall per year and it is also one of the lowest places on the planet, at 410ft (125m) below sea level.
The Danakil Depression is the northern part of the Afar Triangle, a geological depression caused by the Afar Triple Junction: a place where three tectonic plates join.
Seal Island is a small land mass located 5.7 kilometres off the northern beaches of False Bay, near Cape Town, in South Africa. The island is so named because of the great number of Cape fur seals that occupy it.
great white sharks love to eat these seals, so always sharks can be seen around the island. Thus humans do not come to the island because of the shark attack.