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

Naturalist

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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