World’s Youngest Island ‘Like Waking On Mars’

The tiny island of Hunga Tonga emerged from the Pacific Ocean during a volcanic eruption from December 2014 through January 2015. But it hasn’t taken long for signs of life to surface.

Ian Argus Stuart spent 11 nights completely alone on Hunga Tonga. This 65-year-old voluntary castaway has been the first human to sleep on this piece of land that geologists say will very soon disappear back into the ocean.

He managed to survive with extremely limited resources. His diet was mainly comprised of seagull eggs and squid. Learn more here, or follow the castaway Ian Argus Stuart.

Stuart works with a company that also provides “desert island experiences,” so if you’d like to spend time on an uninhabited island, that, too, is an option.