Isabela Island

Dec 25, 2017 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Today we celebrated Christmas in one of the most beautiful areas of the archipelago: the western Galapagos. In the morning, we visited Fernandina Island, a place where plenty of marine iguanas can be found. Apart of these amazing reptiles, we also observed flightless cormorants, Galapagos hawks, lava lizards, blue footed boobies, sea turtles and spotted eagle rays. After this walk, we snorkeled along the coastline of Fernandina. Here, we saw the unique marine iguana feeding underwater while at the same time schools of razor surgeonfish and dusky chubs swam around us. In the afternoon, we did an exciting Zodiac ride in Punta Vicente Roca in the northern area of Isabela Island. The amazing geological landscape and the abundance of wildlife such as Galapagos fur seals and the several species of marine birds made this ride an exhilarating experience. We ended up our day crossing the Equator line and enjoying a spectacular Christmas dinner. 

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José Guerrero

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

José Guerrero Vela is an Ecuadorian permanent resident of the Galapagos. His mother was born in the islands and his grandfather was one of the first generation of teachers in the Galapagos, which has always inspired him to promote education as the main path to protect the archipelago.

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Rodrigo Moterani

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Rodrigo Moterani was born in Brazil, where he still lives. After spending his teen years playing with camcorders and VCRs, Rodrigo ended up working in the field of television journalism and video production in his home country. He graduated with a degree in communications in 1997.

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