Genovesa Island

Nov 22, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II

This morning, National Geographic Endeavour II arrived in the northwest of the Galapagos archipelago, Genovesa Island. Darwin Bay is a huge collapsed caldera, 180 meters deep in the center, submerged by seawater. We went to explore the cliffs that rise up 20-30 meters all around Darwin Bay, and we followed Prince Phillip’s Steps. We found amazing wildlife characteristic of the island.

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Karen Ascensio


Karen was born on the island of Santa Cruz, at the heart of the Galapagos Archipelago, and spent her entire childhood there, only leaving to go to university at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in the Andean capital of Ecuador. Here she got a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, concentrating mainly on the field of Applied Ecology. The first time she entered the sea she was just 3 months old and has been captivated by the ocean ever since. She is now a PADI dive instructor and works as both Naturalist Guide and Marine Reserve dive guide for the Galapagos National Park Service, all around the archipelago.

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Karen Ascencio and Joshua Vela

Karen Ascencio and Joshua Vela

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