This tiny volcanic island was spotted about 970 km (600 miles) south of Tokyo in late November 2013. Originally about 182 meters (600 ft) in diameter, continuous eruptions have now expanded the island to nearly eight times its original size as it has merged with a nearby island. You can read more about the baby that is now a giant at Daily Mail and National Geographic.
The Galapagos Islands provide a glimpse into some of the most unique animals in the world. The marine iguana of Galapagos, with their prehistoric look and ability to camouflage are are the only iguana in the world that can swim.