Life on a remote Pacific island can be challenging and awe-inspiring all at once, for its wildlife and its human inhabitants. Please explore our multimedia galleries to see in images a beauty that can be hard to capture in words.
On land and under the water, life abounds at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Check out these images of the many creatures who call this place home.
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During the breeding season, tropicbirds form a group of 2-20 birds and fly around one another, swinging their tail streamers from side to side for several minutes to attract the female bird. Their courtship displays are complex and consist of flying backwards, vertically, and in large, vertical circles.