Española Island

Dec 30, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II


After smooth gentle navigation, we arrived at Española Island, in the southeastern realm of the archipelago. This is one of the oldest islands and the home for many endemic species. Amongst the unique animals to Española Island, we have the Galapagos waved albatross, and we saw some this afternoon. The day was warm with a pleasant breeze; the water temperature was in the high seventies and crystal clear.

This morning, we snorkeled from Zodiacs and from the shore. Some of our guests went kayaking along the coast, while others went for a stroll along the shore and joined the sea lions on the beach.

During the afternoon, we hiked on Punta Suarez and had a fantastic time observing wildlife and impressive landscapes.

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About the Author

Gilda Gonzalez

Naturalist

Gilda was born in Ambato, located in the very heart of the Ecuadorian Andes. Since she was a child, she loved animals, often rescuing street cats and dogs. Her parents always made sure there were nature books and plenty of Jacques Cousteau’s videos at home. She graduated from high school with a degree in chemistry and biology. Afterwards, Gilda obtained a B.A. in tourism and hotel management in Quito. She also studied English, French and German, later spending two months in Brussels, Belgium.

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