Bartholomew and Jervis Islands

Jul 09, 2018 - National Geographic Islander


Today we visited two of the most iconic islands in the Galapagos, known not only for their wildlife but also for their strange and interesting geology. In the morning, we explored a classic eroded tuff cone all the way to the summit on Bartholomew Island and in the afternoon we snorkeled and kayaked along the red-colored shoreline of Jervis Island.

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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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Julio Rodriguez

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Born and raised in Ecuador, the son of Spanish and American parents, Julio developed a passion for storytelling and conservation at an early age. After majoring in history at Carleton College in Minnesota, and completing a thesis on the Basque anti-Franco movement, he taught English in Spain and made short promotional films for an energy efficiency company in India and two environmental conservation NGOs in Greece and Galápagos. These experiences gave him some amazing travel opportunities and strengthened his resolve to support environmental protection.

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