Isabela Island

Feb 18, 2020 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today we explored the “Sea Horse Island,” Isabela! The biggest of the Galapagos Islands, Isabela is also home to the largest colony of Galapagos penguins, which are truly unique animals! Today we started early and went for a nice hike under the dense muyuyo and manzanillo trees in Urbina Bay. This was our first encounter with the giant tortoises, and a re-encounter with the largest land iguanas.

For the afternoon, Tagus Cove offered us an amazing caldera where we snorkeled, paddled, kayaked and went on Zodiac rides to find the penguins! For last, a hike up the caldera for the magnificent landscape view of Isabela, following in Darwin´s footsteps.

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Anahí Concari

Naturalist

Anahí grew up in a small house by the beach in the Galápagos Islands. Along with her best friend, she used to wander during the days around mangrove trees, becoming a different animal every day. She used to camp on solitary beaches, snorkel with sharks, dive with her uncle, a local dive instructor, and sail around the islands with her free spirit neighbors, learning about nature with her own hands, eyes and ears.  

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