Sombrero Chino Island and Sullivan Bay

Jul 19, 2019 - National Geographic Islander


Today, we learned a bit about our surroundings by visiting Sombrero Chino Island, a spatter cone formation just off the coat of Santiago Island. After an informative morning of geology, flora, and fauna discoveries, we headed to Sullivan Bay which has a relatively fresh lava flow. It may take some time before this area starts to populate as the other islands have, but it was interesting to see and learn about early colonizing plants and animals.

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Walter Perez

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Walter was born in a very small town on the mainland of Ecuador. His first trip to the Galápagos was when he was 12 years old, visiting friends and aunt, who had moved to the islands. From the first moment he saw the Islands, he fell in love with them and knew then where his future home would be.

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