Landscape and Panoramic Photography

Bartolomé, Galapagos

The Galapagos is famous for its unique wildlife.  However, I took one of my favorite photographs on a relatively lifeless island.  Bartolomé is a geologically “new” piece of land (it is less than 2 million years old).  All the islands were created in much the same way as the Hawaiian Islands: a hot spot in the mantle is melting its way through oceanic crust.  This island has nothing growing on it except a few drought-resistant plants.

Bartolomé Cactus, Bartolomé, Galapagos

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One response

  1. Awesome shot!
    Looks other-worldly, as if it were another planet.

    What I would give to visit the Galapagos. Another bucket list item for me. 🙂

    May 25, 2011 at 07:55

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