Mangroves, which generate fresh water via their own desalinization process, can also provide a peaceful haven for turtles to mate and lay their eggs.
The Galapagos islands all sit on a underwater tectonic plate, which is moving southeast. The younger islands are northwest, the older southeast. While the islands will all eventually disappear underwater, they are currently home to 11 fascinating species of iguanas.
Thirty percent of Galapagos boobies live on Floreana. They are, like most other wildlife in the Island, calm and unflappable as they go about their daily business, either gazing curiously at or ignoring their visitors.
Floreana is known for its expansive white beaches, and for much yellow and white flora (flores), such as tree daisies. The island has a fascinating history!
An old Ecuadorian tale provides an important reminder to protect innocent life.
Cotopaxi is the oldest active volcano in Ecuador, and we found ourselves visiting somewhat accidentally!