Iriomote island = 西表島 (Iriomote-jima)
Iriomote island is one of the nice islands of Okinawa prefecture. With nature full of good surprises there, it is a great spot for ecotourism! Meeting wild animals while trekking or canoeing in a jungle really changes one’s vision of life, nature and humanity; I can only recommend such an ecotour, with a good guide on Iriomote island…
Trees in the jungle of Iriomote island
Exceptional trees live in the jungle of Iriomote island. Some look thirsty, others prehistoric…
Animals in the jungle of Iriomote island
Beautiful wild animals inhabit the jungle and rivers of Iriomote island. Some are cute and friendly, others scary and dangerous…
Fourth (without photo due to fast movement and reflections): Ferocious Minami-kurodai piranhas in Nakama river.
Fifth (also without photo due to fast movement at night): Iriomote-yamaneko wild cat (endangered species).
Trips to Iriomote island
I went on a trip to Okinawa with stay on Iriomote island in 2008.
- Sakishima-suo tree = 先島蘇芳木 (Sakishima-suo-no-ki).
- Habu = 波布, Iriomote-yamaneko = 西表山猫.
- Nakama river = 仲間川 (Nakama-gawa), Minami-kurodai = 南黒鯛.