Feb 25, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II
It is definitely the rainy season in the Enchanted Isles, and Floreana looks emerald green from the distance. This is the mystery island, where humans attempted to settle down, but many did not succeed and either left or disappeared. There are beautiful landscapes all around us, and the wildlife is stunning. Behind the landing beach at Punta Cormorant lies a brackish lagoon that is the home to dozens of flamingos, a resident species. Along its shorelines, we encountered Galapagos sea lions, blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas. The dry forest that covers the island is now in full foliage and with such an abundance, many land birds like Darwin finches and Galapagos flycatchers are able to breed this time of the year. At Post Office Bay in the north of the island, we learned about an old mailing system that continues to this day, thanks to the many visitors to this place.
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