Jul 23, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II
Everyday in the Galapagos is an opportunity to discover the beauty of nature through unbelievable encounters, and today was no exception. We started our day in the western region of the Galapagos. Where we observed a pod of approximately ten pilot whales. Invigorated by such a great beginning, we continued our adventure on Fernandina Island, where we visited Punta Espinoza. Our morning hike was incredible, we enjoyed watching massive groups of marine iguanas, lava lizards, sea lions, flightless cormorants and sea turtles swimming on the shores. Later on we went snorkeling with more sea turtles, flightless cormorants and penguins.
After lunch, we explored Punta Vicente Roca in our Zodiacs, finding our first Galapagos fur seal of the week, and even a pair of juvenile hammerhead sharks swimming around our Zodiacs. Our day continued with a presentation about Charles Darwin by naturalist Socrates Tomala. Finally we navigated south to experience the astonishing landscape of Sierra Negra Volcano, which is currently active with several lava flows reaching the coast. On our way there, we spotted various Bryde´s whales swimming along Canal Bolivar. Words are not enough to express the increduble moments that we had today—pictures can tell the story better …
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