Nov 19, 2017 - National Geographic Endeavour II
Today’s expedition took place on the oldest island of the Galapagos Archipelago, Espanola Island, also known as Hood Island. We spent the morning snorkeling at Gardner Islet and at Gardner Beach, where a big sea lion colony lives. In the afternoon, we visited Punta Suarez in Espanola Island. As we set foot on its lava rock terrain, a big group of colorful marine iguanas and the curious Hood mockingbird welcomed us. Along the trail, we had close encounters with various birds such as nesting Nazca boobies, waved albatross adults and chicks, the Galapagos dove and a Galapagos hawk. As the sun went down, we came back onboard, after spending an amazing day on the Enchanted Islands.
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