When Galapagos Island comes in our mind we dream of a wonder island with exotic species, serene beaches.
Now, in a heart-breaking news for tourist the famous ‘Darwin Arch’ fall and a boat full of tourists in the Galápagos Islands witness "once in a lifetime event" as a famous rock formation collapsed.
Divers on board the Galapagos Aggressor III had watched the Darwin's Arch fall into the sea, leaving behind two rocky pillars.
In a post on social media, Aggressor Adventures said the collapse happened "in front of their eyes".
In the twitter handle Aggressor Adventure wrote: “Unfortunately today, our guests of the Galapagos Aggressor III experienced a once in a lifetime event. 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”
This event is a consequence of natural erosion. 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. In Galapagos the site is considered one of the best places on the planet to dive and observe schools of sharks and other species.
The rock formation, named after the British scientist and explorer Charles Darwin who visited the islands in 1835, is 1000km off South America.
Galapagos is heaven for tourist with exotic wildlife experiences on Earth, as beneath the waves one can found one of the largest aggregations of sharks in the world.