San Cristobal Island

Nov 03, 2017 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today’s exploration, and the last expedition of the week, took place on one of the oldest islands of the Galapagos Archipelago, San Cristobal Island. San Cristobal Island is located on the eastern side of the Galapagos Archipelago, home to the biggest colony of one of our favorite Galapagos animals, the Galapagos sea lion. Today we had close encounters with these playful and curious creatures, as we did with blue and red-footed boobies as well. For sunset we navigated around Kicker’s Rock, a beautiful geological formation, where we saw the moon rising in between the walls of the two towering rocks. A beautiful day to end a very special expedition in the Galapagos Islands.

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Gianna Haro

Naturalist

Most of Gianna´s memories seem to be dreams, made on flawless white sandy beaches with black lava rock contours and gorgeous turquoise ocean waters. Most of it happened while barefoot, in an enchanting place that some people regard as an ideal natural laboratory, the Galápagos Islands. For her it was home. Gianna grew up going to the beach nearly every day, snorkeling in crystal clear waters, playing with wild flowers, having sea lions steal her ice cream, observing marine iguanas, and identifying invertebrates. The latter was by no means technically accurate—she dubbed each new discovery with its own made-up scientific name. At some point during those early years, being an observer became an innate ability and she knew she wanted to be a biologist. 

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