Bartolome and Sombrero Chino Islands

Apr 25, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II


As soon as the sun rose above the thin mist, the impressive landscape of Bartolome Island appeared before our eyes, as our early risers prepared for a power hike to the summit of the island. The best time of the day to visit Bartolome is early in the morning for the best temperature and light available.

In the afternoon National Geographic Endeavour II repositioned around the corner near Sombrero Chino Island. This is a great snorkel site, and one of the very few nesting sites for the Galapagos penguin in the archipelago.

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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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