Fernandina and Isabela Islands

May 13, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II


To wake up early, at sunrise, on a ship sailing through Pacific Ocean waters – there is nothing better at getting one out of bed in a jiffy, dress, grab the binoculars and camera, and head out on deck. One hand for the ship, one hand for the coffee. Then…short-finned pilot whales! Dolphins! Common dolphins and bottle-nosed dolphins!

On shore we saw marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and pa-hoe-hoe lava; by Zodiac, penguins, fur seals, volcanoes, big sky, deep ocean…Galapagos!

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About the Author

Cindy Manning

Expedition Leader

Born in Lima, Peru, of North American parents, Cindy and her family subsequently lived in several South American and European countries with a couple stops in Peoria, Illinois. Cindy received a degree in biology from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Afterwards, Cindy spent a year and a half teaching science in the Western Province of Kenya, East Africa. 

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