Pinnacle Rock – Bartolome Island

Pinnacle Rock – Bartolome Island

The iconic and vulcanic formation, with the equally unique Gray matplant (Tiquilia nesiotica) in the foreground - the much larger Santiago Island in the…


Pinnacle Rock – Bartolome Island

Pinnacle Rock – Bartolome Island

Perhaps one of the most peculiar formations on the Galapagos. From afar it looks just like a pinnacle rock, but closing in you'll see strange formations…


Gray matplant (Tiquilia nesiotica)

Gray matplant (Tiquilia nesiotica)

The only plant species growing on these sandy volcanic slopes. When I asked for the name of this species I was very puzzled! I wondered how this plant could be…


Santiago Island lavaflow

Santiago Island lavaflow

An island in a sea of hardened lavaflow on an island in a sea of water! This is on the south east side of the island, close to the Pinnacle Rock.…


Pinnacle Rock – Bartolome Island

Pinnacle Rock – Bartolome Island

The iconic and volcanic formation from a different angle and Santiago Island in the background.


Bartolome Island

Despite being a rather new island, with very little vegetation, it has a great diversity in volcanic formations, rock and sand. Some areas looks Martian - like…


Santiago Island lavaflow

Santiago Island lavaflow

What a sight this must have been, when the lava was flowing here a few years ago, and surrounded this outcrop! This is on the north west side of the island.…


Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia aureola)

Mangrove Warbler (Dendroica petechia aureola)

The only yellow bird in Galapagos. Here it's foraging for food very close to a sea lion and the waves inside a wide crevice. It had to jump out of the way and…