Gardner Bay & Punta Suarez

Feb 23, 2020 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Española Island is the oldest of the Galapagos Islands, as it sits on the southeastern end of the archipelago. The islands are of volcanic origin, formed because of the activity of a hot spot. As the Nazca Plate slides to the southeast over the volcano, new land area is produced and new islands develop. This means that the islands towards the northwest are the youngest, and those on the opposite end are the oldest.

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Salvador Cazar


Salvador Cazar studied biology at the Universidad Nacional Del Sur, Bahía Blanca, in Argentina and at the Catholic University of Ecuador. Between 1988 and 1994, Salvador worked as a naturalist and tour leader for several national and international tour operators, leading groups of visitors across the Ecuadorian rain forest, Andean forest, and to Galapagos.

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