Santiago Island

May 31, 2018 - National Geographic Islander

Santiago Island has a rich human history since Charles Darwin itself visited in 183, later on there were some attempts to start a salt mining operation without success which is the reason why this place was named Egas Port. Santiago Island it is also a restore Island because we were able to get rid of goats and pigs given an amazing opportunity to Santiago giant tortoises to spread out on the Island because nobody competes with them for natural resources anymore.

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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.

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