Genovesa Island

Mar 01, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II


It is our last day in this magical place and just like magic, we woke up in the northern hemisphere inside an extinct crater in Genovesa Island!  This island is a bird magnet, and home to thousands of red-footed boobies, frigatebirds, swallow-tailed gulls, among other bird species. We spent all day in this beautiful island. In the morning, we hiked among sea bird colonies, and afterwards we snorkeled and kayaked.

Our expedition in paradise ended with a breathtaking sunset along the ridge of Genovesa’s extinct crater and a warm farewell from our captain, Eduardo Neira. Our guests will be leaving the islands tomorrow, but Galapagos will stay forever in their hearts!

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About the Author

Gianna Haro

Naturalist

Most of Gianna´s memories seem to be dreams, made on flawless white sandy beaches with black lava rock contours and gorgeous turquoise ocean waters. Most of it happened while barefoot, in an enchanting place that some people regard as an ideal natural laboratory, the Galápagos Islands. For her it was home. Gianna grew up going to the beach nearly every day, snorkeling in crystal clear waters, playing with wild flowers, having sea lions steal her ice cream, observing marine iguanas, and identifying invertebrates. The latter was by no means technically accurate—she dubbed each new discovery with its own made-up scientific name. At some point during those early years, being an observer became an innate ability and she knew she wanted to be a biologist. 

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