Gardner Bay & Punta Suarez

Jun 16, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Española is the oldest of the Galapagos Islands, located on the southeastern end of the archipelago. The islands are of volcanic origin and are formed due of the activity of what geologist call a “hot spot.” As the Nazca plate slides to the southeast over the volcano-producing area, new islands are developed. This means that the islands towards the northwest are the youngest, and the ones on the opposite end are the oldest.

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Salvador Cazar

Naturalist

Salvador Cazar studied biology at the Universidad Nacional Del Sur, Bahía Blanca, in Argentina and at the Catholic University of Ecuador. Between 1988 and 1994, Salvador worked as a naturalist and tour leader for several national and international tour operators, leading groups of visitors across the Ecuadorian rain forest, Andean forest, and to Galápagos.

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Liza Diaz Lalova

Video Chronicler

Liza fell in love with the ocean as a child growing up on the Ecuadorian coast. Her passion for storytelling and photography began at the age of seven, when she began filming her friends as they recreated stories from her parents' library. Liza later combined her audiovisual passion with her love for nature by majoring in Environmental Communication and Digital Animation. She began making documentary films, animations, and photographs aimed at inspiring communities to care for their natural habitats. Liza became enchanted by the Galapagos, where she first came as a student and has continued on as a volunteer for various conservation, education and arts organizations. She is now a professional conservationist and artist dedicated to inspiring and educating in small communities around Ecuador using creative audiovisual communications.

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