Before shooting 360 panoramas in a new location, I like to check 360Cities.net to see what other panoramas have been done so I don’t duplicate my efforts. When checking Galapagos, I found out there haven’t been any published there yet! So, you’ll be seeing the first 360 panorama in the Galapagos now. I also plan to take a lot more while we are visiting here.
The first photo was taken at El Junco – a crater lake high in the mountains of San Cristobal – one of the main islands of the Galapagos (from a human perspective), and the island where the government has its offices. The crater lake has a nice stairway leading to the top, and a trail around the lake. The first thing we saw were a flock of frigate birds swooping to the waters below – either fishing and/or getting a fresh water drink. It was pretty cloudy up there – and often is now since it is the rainy season – but, you get a really unique perspective of the island from here. You can also see three wind generators in the distance which supply 50% of the power to San Cristobal.
El Junco crater lake on San Cristobal in the Galapagos in South America
Before we left Las Perlas in Panama, I managed to take one 360 panorama from Tahina’s deck while at anchor near the airport of Isla Contadora. It was a nice (but, deep) anchorage. We especially liked the free WIFI we were able to pick up. But, we had to leave to try and make the Galapagos while there was a good wind forecast. Another cloudy shot, but you get to see what its like there.