May 21, 2018 - National Geographic Islander
Today we reached the oldest island of the Archipelago, Española. Like San Cristobal, it also harbors a unique set of species that are endemic to Española. This includes the Española mockingbird, the Española lava lizard, the Christmas iguana; a subspecies of marine iguana that is unique to Española. We also saw waved albatross that nest on Española and La Plata Island. These magnificent birds travel all the way to Peru to feed their chicks.
In the morning we snorkeled around Gardner Islet and swam with sea lions. Later, we visited a beautiful sandy beach. In the afternoon we visited Punta Suarez, where many sea birds nest. We also observe a nest of the Galápagos Hawk as we got back to the National Geographic Islander. Española never top to amaze me and is a paradise for the observations of wildlife.
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