Prince Philips steps and Darwin Bay

Jul 20, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

It´s our last day of exploration and this week has been wonderful, with so many great wildlife encounters. To finish this amazing expedition, today we visited Genovesa Island, in the northeastern region of the Galapagos archipelago. Early in the morning, some of our guests explored the wonderful cliffs of Genovesa by kayaking and paddle-boarding. Later on, we distributed groups to visit Prince Philip’s Steps and Darwin Bay. Both sites gave us the chance to observe the largest colony of red-footed boobies in the world. Additionally, Nazca boobies, swallow-tailed gulls and various species of finches hopped along the trail beside us. We also had the opportunity to enjoy our last snorkeling excursion of the week, and enjoyed wonderful marine species, such as the moorish idols, which are usually present on this area. Visiting Genovesa is a wonderful way to say goodbye to the beautiful volcanic formations and unique wildlife that have given us an unforgettable experience during this week in the Galapagos Islands.

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José Guerrero

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

José Guerrero Vela is an Ecuadorian permanent resident of the Galapagos. His mother was born in the islands and his grandfather was one of the first generation of teachers in the Galapagos, which has always inspired him to promote education as the main path to protect the archipelago.

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