Fernandina and Isabela Island

Jan 22, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II


As we make our way through the archipelago, we are feeling connected and enjoying this communion with nature. This part of the archipelago feels so far away from civilization. Today we had the opportunity to see the two species of endemic of flightless sea birds in Galapagos; Galapagos Penguins and Galapagos flightless cormorants. These amazing flightless sea birds have developed incredible aquatic abilities, which we were able to see firsthand today. This area is also home to the largest populations of marine iguanas, as well as the highest concentrations of Pacific green sea turtles.  

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About the Author

Walter Perez

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Walter was born in a very small town on the mainland of Ecuador. His first trip to the Galápagos was when he was 12 years old, visiting friends and aunt, who had moved to the islands. From the first moment he saw the Islands, he fell in love with them and knew then where his future home would be.

About the Videographer

Steve Ewing

Video Chronicler

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Steve fell in love with the beauty of the natural world at an early age. In addition to nature, his other main passion was telling stories though the medium of television and radio. Steve studied broadcast journalism at the University of Oregon. There, he learned how to shoot, edit, and report compelling stories using digital video.

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