Palmyra Atoll

Palmyra Atoll is a cluster of minute islands that look as if they could have been sprinkled out of a salt shaker. One thousand nautical miles south of the Hawaii, the atoll was once a military base but is now owned by the Nature Preserve and is widely considered one of the best preserved natural habitats on earth. Long abandoned ruins from once-naval-structures can be found falling into the sea throughout the atoll, as well as a small research facility with a fluctuating population of around 7 people. Other than that, the island is quite literally untouched--a pristine jewel of the natural world and a window into what was once all of the great Pacific.