Aerial panorama of Clipperton Island, showing the entire atoll.  Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a small (2.3 sq mi) but  spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Clipperton Island, Aerial Panoramic Photo

Coral reef expanse composed primarily of porites lobata, Clipperton Island, near eastern Pacific, Porites lobata

Porites Lobata, Coral Reef At Clipperton Island

Clipperton Rock, a 95' high volcanic remnant, is the highest point on Clipperton Island, a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Clipperton Rock On Clipperton Atoll, Aerial Photo

Blotcheye soldierfish and Clipperton Island coral reef, Porites sp, Porites lobata, Porites arnaudi

Blotcheye Soldierfish And Clipperton Island Coral Reef, Porites Sp.

Underwater ROV Preparing to Dive at Clipperton Island

Underwater Rov Preparing To Dive At Clipperton Island

Brown booby, Clipperton island, Sula leucogaster

Brown Booby, Clipperton Island

Aerial panorama of Clipperton Island, showing the entire atoll.  Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a small (2.3 sq mi) but  spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Clipperton Island, Aerial Panoramic Photo

The French tricolor flag flies over Clipperton Island at sunset. Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

French Flag Flies Over Clipperton Island, Aerial Photo

Nazca Booby, Clipperton Island

Nazca Booby, Clipperton Island

Plastic Trash and Debris, Clipperton Island

Plastic Trash And Debris, Clipperton Island

Fishing Longline, Wrapped and Embedded in Coral Head, Clipperton Island

Fishing Longline, Wrapped And Embedded In Coral Head, Clipperton Island

Aerial view of the lagoon inside Clipperton Island.  The lagoon within the atoll was formerly open to the ocean but has been closed and stagnant for many decades. Some experts believe erosion will open the lagoon up to the ocean again soon. Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Aerial View Of The Lagoon Inside Clipperton Island, Aerial Photo

Sunrise over Clipperton Island, Panorama

Sunrise Over Clipperton Island, Panorama

Booby looking underwater, Clipperton Island

Booby Looking Underwater, Clipperton Island

Plates of Porites arnaudi coral, Clipperton Island, Porites arnaudi

Porites Arnaudi, Plates Of Coral, Clipperton Island

Plates of Porites arnaudi coral, Clipperton Island, Porites arnaudi

Porites Arnaudi, Plates Of Coral, Clipperton Island

Sunset at Clipperton Island, aerial panoramic photo showing the entire atoll.  Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a small (2.3 sq mi) but  spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Clipperton Island At Sunset, Aerial Panoramic Photo

Brown booby, Clipperton island, Sula leucogaster

Brown Booby, Clipperton Island

Rusting shipwreck on the beach at Clipperton Island, aerial photo, Clipperton Island is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Rusting Shipwreck On The Beach At Clipperton Island, Aerial Photo

Coconut palm trees on Clipperton Island, aerial photo. Clipperton Island is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Coconut Palms On Clipperton Island, Aerial Photo

Aerial view of the lagoon inside Clipperton Island.  The lagoon within the atoll was formerly open to the ocean but has been closed and stagnant for many decades. Some experts believe erosion will open the lagoon up to the ocean again soon. Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Aerial View Of The Lagoon Inside Clipperton Island, Aerial Photo

Coral Reef at Clipperton Island, aerial photo. Clipperton has healthy, beautiful coral reefs.  The white beaches are composed of white coralline rubble. Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Coral Reef At Clipperton Island, Aerial Photo

Plastic Debris, Sorted and Cataloged for Study, Clipperton Island

Plastic Debris, Sorted And Cataloged For Study, Clipperton Island

Blue-spotted jacks and coral reef, Clipperton Island

Blue-spotted Jacks, Clipperton Island

Blue-striped Snapper and Panamic Green Moray Eel on coral reef, Clipperton Island, Gymnothorax castaneus

Blue-striped Snapper, Lutjanus Kasmira, And Panamic Green Moray Eel, Gymnothorax Castaneus, Clipperton Island

Coral reef expanse composed primarily of porites lobata, Clipperton Island, near eastern Pacific, Porites lobata

Porites Lobata, Coral Reef At Clipperton Island

Coral Reef, Clipperton Island

Coral Reef, Clipperton Island

Coral reef expanse composed primarily of porites lobata, Clipperton Island, near eastern Pacific, Porites lobata

Porites Lobata, Coral Reef At Clipperton Island

Vegetation on Clipperton Island

Vegetation On Clipperton Island

Nest and Eggs, Clipperton Island

Nest And Eggs, Clipperton Island

Aerial panorama of Clipperton Island, showing the entire atoll.  Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a small (2.3 sq mi) but  spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Clipperton Island, Aerial Panoramic Photo

Coconut palm trees on Clipperton Island, aerial photo. Clipperton Island is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Coconut Palms On Clipperton Island, Aerial Photo

Coral Reef at Clipperton Island, aerial photo. Clipperton has healthy, beatiful coral reefs.  The white beaches are composed of white coralline rubble. Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Coral Reef At Clipperton Island, Aerial Photo

Aerial view of the lagoon inside Clipperton Island.  The lagoon within the atoll was formerly open to the ocean but has been closed and stagnant for many decades. Some experts believe erosion will open the lagoon up to the ocean again soon. Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Aerial View Of The Lagoon Inside Clipperton Island, Aerial Photo

Vegetation and coconut palms at Clipperton Island, aerial photo. Clipperton Island is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Vegetation And Coconut Palms At Clipperton Island, Aerial Photo

Bigeye Trevally, Bigeye Jacks, Caranx sexfasciatus, Clipperton Island

Bigeye Trevally, Bigeye Jacks, Caranx Sexfasciatus, Clipperton Island

Aerial view of the lagoon inside Clipperton Island.  The lagoon within the atoll was formerly open to the ocean but has been closed and stagnant for many decades. Some experts believe erosion will open the lagoon up to the ocean again soon. Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Aerial View Of The Lagoon Inside Clipperton Island, Aerial Photo

Enormous Porites lobata coral head, overturned by storm surge, Clipperton Island, Porites lobata

Overturned Porites Lobata Coral Head, Clipperton Island

Coral Reef at Clipperton Island, aerial photo. Clipperton has healthy, beatiful coral reefs.  The white beaches are composed of white coralline rubble. Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Coral Reef At Clipperton Island, Aerial Photo

Waves break on the coral reef and wash ashore at Clipperton Island, aerial photo. Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Waves Wash Ashore At Clipperton Island, Aerial Photo

Pacific creolefish over coral reef, Clipperton Island

Pacific Creolefish Over Coral Reef, Clipperton Island

Blue-striped Snapper over coral reef, Lutjanus kasmira, Clipperton Island

Blue-striped Snapper, Lutjanus Kasmira, Clipperton Island

Aerial photo of M/V Nautilus Undersea at Clipperton Island.  Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a small (2.3 sq mi) but  spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

M/V Nautilus Undersea At Clipperton Island, Aerial Photo

Vegetation and coconut palms at Clipperton Island, aerial photo. Clipperton Island is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Vegetation And Coconut Palms At Clipperton Island, Aerial Photo

Skiff and Palm Trees, Sunrise, Clipperton Island

Skiff And Palm Trees, Sunrise, Clipperton Island

Blue-spotted jacks and coral reef, Clipperton Island

Blue-spotted Jacks, Clipperton Island

Plates of Porites arnaudi coral, Clipperton Island, Porites arnaudi

Porites Arnaudi, Plates Of Coral, Clipperton Island

Steep Coral Rubble Shoreline, Clipperton Island

Steep Coral Rubble Shoreline, Clipperton Island

Vegetation, Boobies and Clipperton Rock on Clipperton Island

Vegetation, Boobies and Clipperton Rock on Clipperton Island

Steep Coral Rubble Shoreline, Clipperton Island

Steep Coral Rubble Shoreline, Clipperton Island

Clipperton Island aerial photo showing lagoon (left) and Pacific Ocean (right). Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France)

Clipperton Island Aerial Photo Showing Lagoon (Left) And Pacific Ocean (Right)