Isabela Island

Nov 14, 2017 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Isabela Island is almost one hundred nautical miles long from north to south. It has five main shield volcanoes and all of them are considered to be very active—for my own experience, I have witnessed at least a dozen volcanic eruptions in almost every one of them. Something very remarkable about this island is that each active volcano has its own population of giant tortoises, each with a different carapace shape. Just another example of adaptive radiation in Galapagos. 

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Walter Perez

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Walter was born in a very small town on the mainland of Ecuador. His first trip to the Galápagos was when he was 12 years old, visiting friends and aunt, who had moved to the islands. From the first moment he saw the Islands, he fell in love with them and knew then where his future home would be.

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