Feb 03, 2018 - National Geographic Islander
Today we have woken up to an early kayaking outing in the northern hemisphere of the island of Genovesa, also known as Tower. Genovesa is located in the northeastern most point of the archipelago, an island that is constantly referred to as the Jewel of the Galapagos Islands. It is estimated that around one million birds forage around this island due to the surrounding high productivity waters. One of the highlights of this expedition are the red-footed boobies who nest on this island. As we walked along the trails, both during the morning beach walk and the afternoon hike, we had close encounters with tame and beautiful birds. It is an overwhelming experience to be able to have such close encounters with these creatures and know they trust we mean no harm to them. Their innocence and beauty is reflected in their behavior and we hope we can conserve this beautiful place as it is for future generations to come.
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