Isabela Island

Jul 12, 2017 - National Geographic Islander


Today was the last day of exploration on the western Island of Isabela where we visited Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove. During the morning we visited a place that was uplifted long ago leaving all the coral and shells out of the water. We also discovered here a good number of land iguanas and giant tortoises. In the afternoon we moved to a historical place called Tagus Cove which was a popular place for whalers and buccaneers to find shelter, water, food and whales. 

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Enrique Silva

Naturalist

Enrique was born on San Cristobal Island, which is the political capital of the Galapagos. His parents moved from mainland Ecuador in the 1980’s, as did many other Ecuadorians, in search of better work opportunities.

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