Española Island

Nov 03, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Small and rather inconspicuous, Española lies in the southeastern region of the Galápagos Islands. Being one of the oldest islands of the archipelago, several of the species that inhabit this arid island are unique and endemic, not found anywhere else in the world. No humans are permitted to live on Española, so this special place belongs entirely to unique and beautiful creatures like Galapagos sea lions, waved albatrosses, marine iguanas and many others. Protected by strict regulations of the Galapagos National Park Directorate, these amazing animals remain ecologically naïve, almost oblivious to our presence.

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Gaby Bohorquez


Gaby was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Her first job in the Galapagos was on board a 90-passenger cruise ship as the cruise director’s assistant, and she fell under the spell of the Enchanted Isles. She returned to Guayaquil to study at the Espiritu Santo Technological University to obtain a degree in Tourism Management. Her fascination for the islands was still strong so, after finishing her studies, Gaby took the opportunity to join the Naturalist Guide’s course, jointly organized by the Galapagos National Park Service and the Charles Darwin Research Station. That was back in 1992, and she has been a naturalist since, keeping her deep love and passion for the islands during all these years.

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