Isabela and Fernandina Island

Jan 22, 2019 - National Geographic Islander

National Geographic Island navigated to one of the furthest visitor sites in the Galapagos that required crossing the equator, twice! We arrived at Punta Vicente Roca located at the snout of the seahorse-shaped island. This is an outstanding place for exploration on the surface and underwater.

In the afternoon we traveled south to Fernandina Island, the Galapagos’ youngest and westernmost island. We had a great walk along Fernandina’s volcanic shores, and along the way there were several sunset bottle-nose dolphins to greet us.
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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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Luis Vela

Luis Vela


Luis was born in a small river town approximately one hour up the Marañon River from the small city of Nauta. Here he lived with his parents and grandparents who taught him about all the marvels of this part of the world. From a very early age he was interested in all things natural in the forests and rivers, and his pets were often parrots and monkeys from the area. The weekends were special because that was when the cargo boats from the big city of Iquitos would arrive with new products like sweet breads, news of the outside world, and brought also foreigners who came to experience the Amazon and to see what lived here.

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