North Seymour and Rabida Island

Dec 09, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today we got to visit two different islands in the Galapagos, in the morning we went to North Seymour, a flat and uplifted island, home to several species of seabirds. Amongst the species of birds we encountered were both magnificent and great frigatebirds, swallow-tailed gulls, and blue-footed boobies.

During the afternoon we went to Rabida Island, located right in the heart of the archipelago. Its bright red lava contrasts with the bright green color of the mangroves along the coast.

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Jason Heilmann

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Growing up in northern California, Jason was surrounded by the incomparable nature of the Pacific Northwest. While attending university there, Jason met and eventually married an Ecuadorian woman who happened to be from a small group of islands off the coast of western South America. It was thus that Jason’s path led him to Ecuador and, in time, to one of the most revered natural environments on earth, the Galápagos Islands.

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