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Swimming with penguins in Galapagos!

Swimming with penguins in Galapagos!

Bartolome– Santiago, 15-June-2016: Everyone was excited and ready to start with the activity for that morning which was deep water snorkelling in Galapagos. We started swimming off the beach and got a chance to see many colourful fish and some amazing rock formations near the beach. Leaving all that behind we followed the coastline until we reached a small bay nearby.

We were warned by our Naturalists to keep our eyes open as that particular spot is well known for packing a surprise.  At first it looked like we were out of luck as nobody could spot a single creature in the water yet we continued swimming and entered the bay. Out of nowhere something swam by us but it was too deep and went by rather quickly so our attempts to follow it where pointless and no one was able to tell what it was. Immediately after we turned around again to continue swimming towards the bay we were greeted by a bunch of penguins that were coming out of the bay toward the ocean and this time they were at surface level and swimming at a relatively slow speed so everyone was fortunate enough to get a glance at them but sadly they were just passing. Mesmerized by the experience we continued to swim in the bay and found another two penguins that actually stay with us for a little while. It was an amazing opportunity to get to swim with such a graceful creature and we were all able to contemplate all its beauty making this particular snorkelling in Galapagos adventure a very special one.

Come to do snorkelling in Galapagos and see penguins on the following itineraries: Northern Islands, Western Islands

Martín Barreiro

Martin Barreiro, born and raised in Quito in 1982, began studying photography as soon as he got out of high school. Soon after this, he found himself with the opportunity to live in London, England, which is where he continued his career in photography while experiencing the European culture. Afterwards, he moved to Houston, Texas, where he got a degree as a Professional Commercial Photographer.

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