I have been touring islands and atolls in the South Pacific this week, calling in at
|French Polynesia - 1 November 195|
where the 118 volcanic islands and atolls cover an area the size of Western Europe including Tahiti. In 1971 the atoll of Mururoa was the site of a French nuclear test.
French Southern and Antarctic Territories include the Archipel des Crozet, a sub antarctic archipelago in the southern Indian Ocean.
|French Southern and Antarctic Territories|
18 April 1956
Penguin Island, one of the six Crozet Islands, is home to four species of penguin - Macaroni, King, Gentoo and Eastern Rock Hoppers. I believe it is the Rock Hoppers on the stamp.
For more stamps from the southern hemisphere please visit the links at Sunday-Stamps-II-112.