North Seymour and Rabida Island

Patricio Maldonado, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 27 Feb 2022

North Seymour and Rabida Island, 2/27/2022, National Geographic Endeavour II

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
  • Galápagos

This was our first full day in the Galapagos, and we can say it was a wonderful one. The island of North Seymour is small, but full of wildlife. The animals that typically make it to oceanic islands are birds and reptiles, and these are exactly the kind of animals we find here. Blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds and land iguanas call North Seymour home. Oceanic islands provide a secure nesting area, since no big predators can survive the journey through the sea, except rats! That is why, in 2019, conservationists worked on eradicating rats so that the endemic and native wildlife can live peacefully. That is what we got the chance to see today, animals living in perfect harmony and unafraid of us. In the afternoon, we visited Rabida Island, where we enjoyed water activities and finished our day with a nice stroll along the beach.

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