Bartolome Island

Aug 21, 2017 - National Geographic Islander


Our first outing today was early in the morning as we jumped off the ship to get to the summit of Bartolome Island at 114 m. It is an impressive lava landscape. Different colors revealed the different minerals that compose this tuff formation. Also the viscosity of other parts showed the scoria lava. Spatter cones and the most beautiful pioneer vegetation make this place a unique experience. From the top we were able to see one of the most famous landscapes of the Galapagos, Pinnacle Rock. We all took a picture with it in the background. 

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Cristina Ahassi

Naturalist

Cristina was born in Quito but spent her entire childhood in the Galápagos Islands surrounded by the nature that has inspired her passion for her work.

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