North Seymour Island, Galápagos archipelago, Ecuador, South America.
North Seymour Island was named after English nobleman Lord Hugh Seymour and has a maximum altitude of 28 meters (92 feet), formed from geological uplift. North Seymour is part of the Galápagos archipelago, a province of Ecuador, located 972 km west of the continent of South America. North Seymour Island is home to a large population of blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, and one of the largest populations of frigate birds. In 1959, Ecuador declared 97% of the land area of the Galápagos Islands to be Galápagos National Park, which UNESCO registered as a World Heritage Site in 1978. Ecuador created the Galápagos Marine Reserve in 1998, which UNESCO appended in 2001.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download