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Located 1,400km from its nearest inhabited neighbour, South Georgia is one of the most remote places on the planet. For two centuries, the island was a hub for the gruesome sealing and whaling industries, but since the 1960s, nature has reclaimed the land. While whale populations haven't recovered, South Georgia is now home to thriving populations of elephant and Antarctic fur seals, as well as a colony of more than 400,000 king penguins.
Click the link in our bio to learn more about South Georgia. 📷: @shafikmeghji
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#FridayFeature : Earlier this week, Paris' #NotreDame Cathedral was badly damaged in a devastating fire. In the days since, French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the cathedral, and offers to help fund the restoration have poured in from around the globe. This beautiful photo by @douceur_a_paris captures Notre-Dame in all its glory during the Dame de Coeur light spectacle. (H/T @living_destinations for sharing this photo with us using #bbctravel )
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Did you know that the #unicorn is the national animal of #Scotland ? You can see reminders of the mythical creature's influence on heraldic crests, engravings, gold coins, coats of arms, tombs and tapestries all over Scotland. The unicorn is also celebrated every year on 9 April.
Show us how you're celebrating #NationalUnicornDay this year by sharing your unicorn pictures with us using the hashtag #BBCTravelUnicorns -- we'll be sharing our favourites!
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The Disappointment Islands earned their moniker after Lord Byron's grandfather attempted to anchor his ship, the HMS Dolphin, and come ashore, only to be driven away by the natives. Today, Napuka and Tepoto remain two of the most isolated islands in French Polynesia, their remote location and unfortunate name sheltering them from the rest of the world.
Writer @wheresandrew made the arduous journey to Napuka and Tepoto, and his experience was anything but disappointing. Click the link in our bio to read his story.
#SouthAfrica 's Cape Floral Kingdom is the smallest of the world's floral kingdoms, but it's the most diverse. It has three times as many types of plants as the Amazon rainforest, with 70% of the species growing nowhere else on Earth.
Perhaps the most important type of plant here is fynbos, which plays a crucial role in water conservation in the Western Cape. The plant variety, which is made up of around 9,000 different species (including rooibos, commonly used for tea), has evolved to rely on regular brush fires to survive.
Click the link in our bio to learn more about fynbos and the Cape Floral Kingdom. #bbctravel 📷: Thomas Lewton