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Most of the most beautiful Mediterranean islands have a volcanic origin. Among them, there are the Aeolian Islands, the islands of wind and fire north of Sicily. The film shows the striking contrast between the harsh volcanic rocks and the abundance of wildlife: Cory’s shearwaters, storm petrels, and Eleonora’s falcon breed on the cliffs, while giant sperm whales and schools of pilot whales swim in the deep and still unexplored sea which surrounds the islands.
The film deals also with the interesting terrestrial community of lizards, insects, spiders that has colonized the most remote islands and has adapted to very local environmental conditions.