Bartolome and Sombrero Chino Island

Feb 13, 2020 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today National Geographic Endeavour II visited two of the most iconic islands in the Galapagos. In the morning we arrived at Bartolome Island, a very young and scenic volcanic islet, located in the central part of the archipelago. Later, we went to Sombrero Chino, a very small spatter cone surrounded by crystalline turquoise waters. Both places host an incredible amount of marine creatures, including one of the rarest birds on the planet, the Galapagos penguin.

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Socrates Tomala

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Socrates was raised on Santa Cruz Island located in the heart of Galapagos Archipelago.  After a childhood filled with swimming, scuba diving, rock climbing and volunteering in conservation projects, he grew very passionate about the outdoors and the natural world. 

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