Fernandina & Isabela Islands

Jan 07, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today our guests explored the westernmost realm of the Galapagos.  During the morning, the entire group landed and snorkelled at Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island. The highlights of the morning were the countless Galapagos marine iguanas that were basking at the shoreline as our guests explored the island.  As well in the morning while snorkeling our guests observed Galapagos marine iguanas and green sea turtles feeding on sea weed over there rocks.  For the afternoon, everybody went on Zodiac rides to experience Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island.  This site offers an impressive view of a collapsed volcano.  The rocky cliffs provide shelter for Galapagos fur seals and are a good perch for seabirds like Nazca boobies, brown noddy terns with chicks, flightless cormorants and Galapagos penguins.

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Salvador Cazar

Naturalist

Salvador Cazar studied biology at the Universidad Nacional Del Sur, Bahía Blanca, in Argentina and at the Catholic University of Ecuador. Between 1988 and 1994, Salvador worked as a naturalist and tour leader for several national and international tour operators, leading groups of visitors across the Ecuadorian rain forest, Andean forest, and to Galápagos.

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Dave Katz

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As a family growing up in the Finger Lakes region of New York, free time was spent in the outdoors. Dave’s mother, an earth science and biology teacher turned weekend hikes into informative lessons. The beautiful gorges, lakes and forests made a lasting impression.

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