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