Certainly the Galapagos Islands as a whole collectively make up one of the the most unique and fascinating places on planet earth. And within this giant family of 18 main islands and a hundred or so rocky islets, each of the islands has its own distinct personality, if you will, just like the members of any family would.
But of the entire bunch, wild and beautiful Fernandina Island is an exceptionally special place. At just under one million years old, Fernandina is very much the baby of the Galapagos family. And like all babies, it is precious, it is beautiful, it is temperamental, and it is growing up – and growing in size – relatively quickly. And if it’s true that there’s a special kind of wild beauty to be found in youth, Fernandina is it’s poster child.