Sombrero Chino and Santiago Island

Sep 27, 2019 - National Geographic Islander

These two islands are the perfect place to learn about the conditions, albeit harsh, for a species to establish itself. No one knows just how many arrivals the Galapagos received, but what is certain is that only a few were able to survive, adapt, and become unique to this archipelago. This place is like unlike anywhere else, and most of the animals and plants exist only in this chain of volcanos.

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About the Author

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.

About the Videographer

Joshua Vela

Video Chronicler

Joshua is our first Video Chronicler from the Galápagos Islands! He grew up on the island of Santa Cruz where he developed a strong connection with the natural world that surrounded him, and where he learned the importance of conservation.

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