Examples of high and low islands

Figure 1-2 Examples of high and low islands. The Pacific Islands region includes high islands that may rise to more than 13,000 feet above sea level, as well as low islands that are only a few feet above present sea level. (Left: Ko‘olau Mountains, © 2008 kstrebor, “Koolau Mountains windward side-HDR,” used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license. Right: Laysan Island, courtesy of Andy Collins, NOAA.)

Figure 1-2  Examples of high and low islands. The Pacific Islands region includes high islands that may rise to more than 13,000 feet above sea level, as well as low islands that are only a few feet above present sea level. (Left: Ko‘olau Mountains, © 2008 kstrebor, “Koolau Mountains windward side-HDR,” used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license. Right: Laysan Island, courtesy of Andy Collins, NOAA.)