One of the most iconic locations in the Galagagos Islands has crumbled into the sea.

It’s understood that erosion caused Darwin’s Arch to fall into the ocean, leaving behind two pillars which held up the arch formation.

While it isn’t open to tourists, it is a popular dive spot.

Both island and arch were named for Charles Darwin, whose 1835 visit led to his theories of evolution by natural selection.


The islands are on the UNESCO World Heritage list as “a unique living museum and showcase of evolution.”

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