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La Cumbre Volcano, Fernandina Island

Listed under Volcanoes in Ecuador.

  • Photo of La Cumbre Volcano, Fernandina Island
  • Photo of La Cumbre Volcano, Fernandina Island
  • Photo of La Cumbre Volcano, Fernandina Island
  • Photo of La Cumbre Volcano, Fernandina Island
  • Photo of La Cumbre Volcano, Fernandina Island
  • Photo of La Cumbre Volcano, Fernandina Island
  • Photo of La Cumbre Volcano, Fernandina Island
Photo of La Cumbre Volcano, Fernandina Island
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The vast lava-streaked shield volcano La Cumbre is the most active in the Galapagos, with eruptions usually occurring every year or two. Like the other Galapagos volcanoes it exhibits the so-called Hawaiian style of eruption, with lava fountaining and floods of lava pouring out of flank fissures. Even when it is not erupting, Fernandina is arguably the most fascinating island to visit in the Galapagos due to the astonishing density of wildlife. Visitors are only allowed to land at Espinosa Point, where hundreds of marine iguanas are typically seen, as well as nesting flightless cormorants, blue-footed boobies, various other birds and of course sea lions. On a clear day all six great shield volcanoes of neighboring Isabela Island are visible from here too.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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what are spices of animals are those in the photo

the 2 photo has some type of lizerd like animals {alot of them}on the colded down lava

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I think they're iguana. There are both marine and land iguanas on these islands.

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