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World Famous Galapagos Rock Formation, Darwin’s Arch Collapses From Erosion

All that remains is two pillars
21 May 2021, 07:00 AM
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Main image via Facebook +  The News + Geo.TV

 

For those you who like to travel, you would have most probably come across or seen pictures of the famous Galapagos rock formation, Darwin’s Arch.

 

Even if you didn’t know it by name, you would have most likely seen pictures of the formation somewhere on the internet over the years.

 

Sadly, Darwin’s Arch has collapsed into the sea.

 

world famous galapagos rock formation, darwin’s arch collapses from erosion Image via The News

 

The Ministry of Environment for Ecuador recently shared new images of their world-famous Galapagos rock formation which has now been reduced to two rocky pillars, thanks to erosion.

 

The top part of the arch has completely fallen away and according to a statement from the ministry, it was just “a consequence of natural erosion”.

 

 

The iconic arch is located in the northern part of the archipelago and was named after renowned English naturalist Charles Darwin, whose time in the Galapagos islands helped to form his ground-breaking theory of natural selection.

 

“The collapse of Darwin’s Arch, the attractive natural bridge found less than a kilometer from the main area of Darwin Island, was reported,” the statement read.

 

“Darwin’s Arch is made of natural stone that at one time would have been part of Darwin Island, which is not open to visits by land.”

 

world famous galapagos rock formation, darwin’s arch collapses from erosion Image via Geo.TV

 

According to a Facebook page from the Aggressor Adventures tour agency, the collapse of the arch was witnessed by a group of tourists who had been on a boat at the time.

 

“Unfortunately today, our guests of the Galapagos Aggressor III experienced a once in a lifetime event,” the post read. “This morning at 11:20am local time, the world-famous Darwin’s Arch collapsed in front of their eyes. There are now only two pillars remaining.”

 

“Some in the dive & travel industry are already referring to this now as ‘The Pillars of Evolution’. We will miss this iconic site.”

 

 

We’re definitely sad to see Darwin’s Arch collapse but we’re all here for “The Pillars of Evolution”!

 

Did you ever have a chance to travel to visit the famous Galapagos rock formation? Share your experience with us!

 

 

Info via UNILAD

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