Isabela & Fernandina Island

Feb 18, 2020 - National Geographic Islander

These two Islands are home to the most active volcanoes in the Galapagos, and both have shown a lot of activity in the last two years. Isabela and Fernandina have the densest marine life of all the islands in the archipelago due to is very nutrient-rich cold waters, which make it possible for green algae to rise to the surface and grow very quickly.

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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.

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