Galapagos: Wall of Tears & Giant Tortoises

Wall of Tears is a bizarre stone wall built by the penal colony inmates on the southern Isabela in the last century for no apparent purpose. In itself it’s not interesting, but it’s a great spot to observe wild giant tortoises feeding or cacti. Just before sunset, the heat dissipates and the tortoises get on a feeding binge devouring plants, bushes, and cacti. We literally watched them for hours, and I even got some fresh cactus fruits off the tall prickly pear cacti to feed the tortoises!