Jun 10, 2019 - National Geographic Islander
During the first full day of our expedition we explored the central islands of the archipelago. Early this morning we awoke to a beautiful sunrise, with warm sunlight lighting up the stunning volcanic landscape of Bartolome and adjacent Santiago Islands. Bartolome is considered one of the jewels of the Galapagos; it is a small island that is a field guide to geological forms and shapes. Here, we can find the iconic landmark of the enchanted isles: Pinnacle Rock.
In the afternoon, we sailed further north in order to visit Rábida Island. It looks clearly different from the other islands due to the stunning red coloration of its rocks and sand, the result of an abundance in iron oxide. Throughout the day, we had the opportunity to explore the marvelous underwater world of the Galapagos. Snorkeling is the perfect way to have close encounters with amazing creatures like the Galapagos sea lion, green sea turtles, and even sharks. Colors, textures, unique species, and stunning scenery all around…it all combines to make this an unforgettable experience in the enchanted isles.
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