Sombrero Chino & James Islands

Feb 28, 2020 - National Geographic Islander

We awoke in the central part of the archipelago for a final time and began an incredible day with an early morning stretch alongside Galapagos penguins at the base of sombrero chino, a satellite picturesque island. Later, we had encounters with marine life and the volcanic landscapes of Santiago Island.

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Celso Montalvo

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Celso was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. At the age of nine he arrived in the Galápagos for the first time and he was profoundly touched by nature, observation, and isolation.  When he saw the sharks, rays and turtles swimming in the bay, he was triggered by a sense of wonder that he did not feel before.  Celso believes education is key to preservation. After graduating from the Naval Academy at the age of 17 he moved to New York to continue his education.

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