Espanola Island
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 12 Jan 2020

Espanola Island, 1/12/2020, National Geographic Endeavour II

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
  • Galápagos

Today we woke up in front of the oldest island of the Galapagos Archipelago, Espanola Island, which is estimated to be about 3.4 million years. This island is home to several endemic species, including the Espanola mockingbird and the Espanola lava lizard.

In the morning, we shared the beautiful white sand beach of Gardner Bay with sleeping sea lions and curious pelicans. We also got our first Galapagos underwater experience with some beautiful snorkeling. In the afternoon, we were successful in our search of the only albatross that nests in the Galapagos, the waved albatross!

Our first full day in the Galapagos was magical and breathtaking, and this is just the beginning!

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