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 and form because of the activity of what geologists call a hot spot. As the Nazca Plate slides to the southeast over the volcano, new islands develop. This means that the islands towards the northwest are the youngest, and the ones on the opposite end are the oldest.
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- 18 Sep 2022
Gardner Bay & Punta Suarez, Española Island, 9/18/2022, National Geographic Endeavour II
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