Santa Cruz Island

Jul 13, 2017 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Our journey along the Galapagos took us today to Santa Cruz Island. In the morning, we visited one of the most emblematic places in the Galapagos: The Charles Darwin Station. Here, we learnt from the various conservation projects carried on by the Galapagos National Park and the support of many scientists from this research station. After this, we had a stop at a local school and a traditional farm. In the afternoon, we explored the highlands of Santa Cruz looking for the giant tortoises on their natural habitat. We were amazed by the size of these amazing creatures. It was great to share the whole day with these prehistorical looking giants! 

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José Guerrero


José Guerrero Vela is an Ecuadorian permanent resident of the Galápagos. His mother was born in the Galápagos and his grandfather was one of the first generation of teachers there, which has always inspired him to promote education as the main path to protect the islands.  

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James Napoli

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Jim was born in rural New England where he quickly developed an appreciation for the outdoors and a love of exploration.  Four years with the U.S. Navy further enhanced his appetite for travel. Always interested in the visual arts, he studied Television at Boston University and Northeast College of Communications, landing his first job in the industry working as an editor at a Boston television station. His wanderlust drew him to a job with two major cruise lines; installing and managing broadcast centers onboard a total of over a dozen ships. He has since moved on to specialize in expedition travel and wildlife productions.  

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