Floreana Island

Mar 26, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Located in the southern region of the Galápagos Archipelago, Floreana is an island with stunning landscapes, and a lot of human history as well as mysteries. Its jagged outline is dotted with parasitic cones and craters, completely covered by a mat of vegetation, now totally green thanks to the rains of the current season. It is a confluence of varied wildlife, from tropical American flamingos to Galápagos sea lions, oceanic marine birds and inconspicuous land birds, as well as bizarre stories of single-minded people that have tried to establish themselves here despite the harshness of this inhospitable land.

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Gaby Bohorquez

Naturalist

Gaby was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Her first job in the Galapagos was on board a 90-passenger cruise ship as the cruise director’s assistant, and she fell under the spell of the Enchanted Isles. She returned to Guayaquil to study at the Espiritu Santo Technological University to obtain a degree in Tourism Management. Her fascination for the islands was still strong so, after finishing her studies, Gaby took the opportunity to join the Naturalist Guide’s course, jointly organized by the Galapagos National Park Service and the Charles Darwin Research Station. That was back in 1992, and she has been a naturalist since, keeping her deep love and passion for the islands during all these years.

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