Lonesome George

Lonesome George

Lonesome George poised for pictures at the Charles Darwin Research Station.  El Solitario George was the last of his kind found on Pinta Island in 1971 and living at the Research Station since 1972.  This giant tortoise is representative of a saddleback whose neck can reach high for food.  We were told that the Spanish word for “saddle” is “Gualapagos.”  The bus ride to the ferry to Baltra took us through a scalesia forest at an altitude between 400-500 meters.  We stopped near the summit for a quick view of the Collapse Craters.  We joined other visitors on the ferry, all heading to the airport departing the Galapagos Islands.  A remarkable week of adventure with nature in the Enchanted Islands.

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