Mahe is the largest and main island of the Seychelles. The country's economic and political center is the capital, Victoria. Mahe is home to the international airport and 90% of the country's total population. Mahe is located at 4 degrees south latitude and is 17 miles long by 2 to 5 miles wides wide, covering 58 square miles. The highest point is Morne Seychellois at 2972 feet. The island is alkali granite with inclusions of smokey quartz. Mahe has 68 beaches.

sunset beach children on beach tree roots coconut grove landscape snail land crab red bird

orchids hibiscus flower bird of paradise flower flowers and berries flower queen-of-the-night flower


skunk clownfish in anemone humbug dascyllus in hard coral network pipefish two reef lizardfish emperor angelfish longfin batfish common lionfish shortfin lionfish scalloped torpedo ray night sergeant trumpetfish redlip parrotfish (terminal phase) in coccoon redlip parrotfish (initial phase) unknown spotted butterflyfish crescent wrasse bigscale soldierfish sabre squirrelfish moorish idol unknown wrasse trapeze angelfish blue triggerfish

unknown eel giant moray eel whitemouth moray eel whitemouth moray eel


cleaning shrimp sea star cushion sea star octopus octopus

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