23rd January 2018

Galapagos – Timeless and Fearless

Santiago Bejarano

The only place on earth where you can see marine iguanas and bump into a flamingo and a penguin in their natural habitat on the same day.  Small wonder then that the Galapagos Islands remain at the top of  most nature-lovers wish list of places to see before they die.

Santiago first worked in the Galapagos – a group of 13 volcanic islands lying in the Pacific Ocean 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador – in 1992.

Since then he has shown this eden-like outpost most famous for it’s giant tortoises to guests ranging from the former Desert Island Discs presenter Sue Lawley to a Bavarian prince, to Andy Summers, the guitarist from the rock group Police!

Drawing on his time spent working in the Galapagos, Santiago will give a personal account of his time in the Islands, his passion for their unique wildlife and will also help bring alive the natural history of these ‘enchanted’ islands and their wildlife with his accounts and beautiful photography.

The Society meets at the Hull Royal Hotel, 170 Ferensway, Hull HU1 3UF

All lectures are presented in the Royal Suite and start at 7.30pm prompt.


Doors are normally open at 6.45pm but access may be delayed if lecture preparations are not complete.


The audience are requested to please be in their seats before 7.25pm

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