Amsterdam Island
Ralph Fedor and Nodir Tursoon-Zadeh
Dec 2013 - March 2014
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Īle Amsterdam, also known as Amsterdam Island, New Amsterdam, or Nouvelle Amsterdam, is an island named after the ship Nieuw Amsterdam, in turn named after the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It lies in the southern Indian Ocean. It is part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands and, together with neighbouring Īle Saint-Paul to the south, forms one of the five districts of the territory.

Our traveller was part of the Amsterdam Island Expedition from December 2013 to March 2014. The watch travelled from Western Australia to Amsterdam Island and back.

Our special thanks to Ralph Fedor and Ralph Fedor and Nodir Tursoon-Zadeh who provided amazing shots of the watch and islandd during their stay on the island.

The watch was photographed in the branches of a Phylicia tree. This tree was once native to Amsterdam Island. Fires, the cattle, and human influence almost totally obliterated the tree. Now this native tree is being restored. Seeds are planted, seedlings cared for in a nursery, and after two to five years of care the young trees are being planted on the island.

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