Isabela Island

Jan 08, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Today was our last day of exploration on the island of Isabela. During the morning, we dropped anchor at Urbina Bay, a place that was uplifted in 1954, bringing the bottom of the ocean up above sea level. Here we encountered land iguanas and giant tortoises. Later in the afternoon, we moved to Tagus Cove, where a number of snorkeling options were offered, as well as a hike to Darwin’s Lake.

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Enrique Silva


Enrique was born on San Cristobal Island, which is the political capital of the Galapagos. His parents moved from mainland Ecuador in the 1980’s, as did many other Ecuadorians, in search of better work opportunities.

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Alex Joseph

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Alex was born and raised in Alabama. First living in a state park on the Tennessee River then growing up on Alabama’s white sand beaches, he has always had an affinity for nature and wildlife. Alex started his professional career while studying film at the University of Alabama. Working as a news cameraman, he covered President Obama’s inauguration and received three Associated Press awards. After graduating, Alex left news to enter the documentary world. Shortly after, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill happened, and he moved back home to Gulf Shores to document the tragedy for the city. This led him to Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic with whom he has traveled around the world, chronicling the adventures of these once-in-a lifetime trips.

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