Cerro Dragon & Eden, Santa Cruz Island

Dec 18, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today National Geographic Endeavour II is visiting Cerro Dragon, located in the northern part of Santa Cruz Island. Here, we find one of the largest colonies of land iguanas. During our hike, we could spot on them all around the trail. Some of them were sunbathing on the vegetation while others were active, and we saw the zig-zag head movement that they do to impress females and delimit their territory. Ecuadorian buffet lunch was set in the dining room. We started with the traditional ceviche and ended up with tres leches dessert!

Zodiac rides and snorkeling were part of the activities today. Wildlife were all over the place: eagle spotted rays, sharks, blue footed boobies, great blue heron, marine iguanas and hundreds of other animals were very close to us, letting us know why Galapagos is so special!

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Ixora Berdonces

Naturalist

Ixora was born in the Galapagos Islands, back when the streets were made of sand and gravel. Void of TV and tablets, her childhood friends and pristine natural surroundings made for an inspiring upbringing. She was always drawn to the ocean and her local environment, with her first adventures taking place underwater, in mangrove estuaries, and perched in treetops. Not surprisingly, she was scuba diving before the age of 12 and led her first diving trips as a Dive Master in the Galapagos Marine Reserve when she was 18. 

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