Sombrero Chino and Santiago Islands

Sep 28, 2018 - National Geographic Islander


Sombrero chino is very young and small volcanic cone, home to several colonies of sea lions and sea birds. Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island was formed by a very recent volcanic eruption in 1897 and still looks like it was formed yesterday, with its glossy ropy lava flows.

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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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