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Galapagos Archipelago, Santa Fe, Wolf, Darwin


Galapagos blue footed booby

Santa Fe (Barrington) Named after a city in Spain, has an area of 24 km² and a maximum altitude of 259 meters. It is located in the southeastern portion of the archipelago, between the town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz and Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal.

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Santa Fe is another volcanic uplift. Santa Fe hosts a forest of Opuntia cactus, which are the largest of the archipelago, and Palo Santo.

Weathered cliffs provide a haven for swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropic birds, sehar-waters petrels.

Santa Fe species of Land iguanas are often seen, as well as lava lizards. There is a picturesque turquoise lagoon and calm waters where snorkeling can be done along sea lions.

Wolf (Wenman): This island was named after the German geologist Theodor Wolf. It has an area of 1.3 km² and a maximum altitude of 253 meters.

Wolf Island is dominated by pounding waves, steep cliffs and tens of thousands of seabirds. Here fur seals, frigates, masqued and red-footed boobies, marine iguanas, sharks, whales, dolphins and swallow-tailed gulls can be seen.

Darwin (Culpepper): This island is named after Charles Darwin. It has an area of 1.1 km² and a maximum altitude of 168 meters.

Here fur seals, frigates, marine iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, sea lions, Whales, marine turtles, dolphins, red footed and masqued boobies can be seen.

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