Garden of Eden | 2000
This journey to Seychelles, a collection of granite and coral islands about 1000 miles east of Kenya, reveals a landscape of natural wealth and scientific value. The islands, among the oldest islands in the world, are home to an array of exotic plants and animals. One island, Praslin, boasts rare or unique species of geckos, snails, snakes, parrots and bats. Aldabra, the largest atoll in the world, harbors in its lagoon a profusion of wildlife -- sharks, frigate birds with seven-foot wingspans, rare robber crabs, colored parrot fish, mangrove forests and the world's largest colony of giant tortoises, numbering some 150,000.