Jan 05, 2018 - National Geographic Islander
This journey has taken us from the oldest islands within the archipelago west, towards the newest and most volcanically active islands. As we awake at Sombrero Chino we are surrounded by tuff and spatter cones with a dark basaltic lava flow. The turquoise waters surround us as we start our exploration of the surrounding area and the undersea realm. Penguins flit among us as they fish, and we are surrounded by a three dimensional world of sharks, fish, rays, and colorful sea stars. A short navigation brings us directly to a metallic black lava flow which we venture over in all of its glory, surrounded by volcanic cones. As the sun dips we encounter Galapagos penguins finishing their day by landing and drying off in the late afternoon sun.
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