Fernandina Island
Galapagos • Ecuador

From: Galapagos Islands Travel Guide

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Fernandina Island, Galapagos
Fernandina Island is an active shield volcano which contains one of the largest colonies of Marine Iguanas within the Galapagos archipelago and some intriguing walking paths where you'll find plants such as cacti growing in some very inhospitable areas.

The iguanas can readily be found warming up on volcanic rocks or half submerged in various rock pools while the crabs also busily go about their business.

Fernandina also has a large colony of flightless cormorants which are often seen drying off their wings on the rocky outcrops along with other animals such as sealions and Galapagos Penguins.