Desolation Islands

Kerguelen Islands, captured on October 28, 2016 by the the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite.

Where are the Desolation Islands?

Caitlin Dempsey

Located in the southern Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa and just north of Antarctica, the Kerguelen Islands have earned the nickname "Desolation Islands" due to their remote location.