San Cristobal Island

Mar 06, 2020 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today we visited the administrative capital of the Galapagos Islands, San Cristobal Island. We spent the morning at Punta Pitt, a historical site for nesting red-footed boobies. As we walked along the trail on Punta Pitt, we encountered blue-footed boobies courting, red-footed boobies nesting, as well as marine iguanas and lava lizards also nesting.

For lunch, we had a delicious Galapagos meal. In the afternoon we visited one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos, Cerro Brujo. We ended the day, and our expedition, along Kicker Rock, a beautiful rock and ash formation near San Cristobal Island. This week has been truly magical and our guests will keep Galapagos forever in their hearts!

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About the Author

Gianna Haro

Naturalist

Most of Gianna´s memories seem to be dreams, made on flawless white sandy beaches with black lava rock contours and gorgeous turquoise ocean waters. Most of it happened while barefoot, in an enchanting place that some people regard as an ideal natural laboratory, the Galápagos Islands. For her it was home. Gianna grew up going to the beach nearly every day, snorkeling in crystal clear waters, playing with wild flowers, having sea lions steal her ice cream, observing marine iguanas, and identifying invertebrates. The latter was by no means technically accurate—she dubbed each new discovery with its own made-up scientific name. At some point during those early years, being an observer became an innate ability and she knew she wanted to be a biologist. 

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