Fernandina and Isabela Island

Dec 11, 2017 - National Geographic Endeavour II

We started our exploration of the “wild west” of the Galapagos today. Rounding the Cape Albermarle at first light, we made our way into Banks Bay, where less than an hour out of Espinoza Point on Fernadina Island, we encountered over a dozen feeding Bryde’s whales. After having visited Fernandina, the most well-preserved oceanic island in the world, we backtracked north for a rendezvous with the equatorial line, but not without first stopping at Vicente Roca Point on Isabela Island.

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Benjamin Ayala


Ben is a German-Ecuadorian naturalist guide who grew up on San Cristobal, the eastern-most island of the Galápagos Archipelago, home to the political capital of the province.

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