Charles Island

Jun 19, 2018 - National Geographic Islander


This is one of the most diverse islands in the archipelago; many species here are unique to this place. This was the first island inhabited in the 1800s. Prior to that pirates, buccaneers, and whalers have visited it since the 1500s.

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Socrates Tomala

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Socrates was raised on Santa Cruz Island located in the heart of Galapagos Archipelago.  After a childhood filled with swimming, scuba diving, rock climbing and volunteering in conservation projects, he grew very passionate about the outdoors and the natural world. 

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Dave Katz

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As a family growing up in the Finger Lakes region of New York, free time was spent in the outdoors. Dave’s mother, an earth science and biology teacher turned weekend hikes into informative lessons. The beautiful gorges, lakes and forests made a lasting impression.

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