As one of the oldest islands, Española is highly eroded and therefore rather flat. The island is already in the process of sinking back into the depths of the ocean. The English name of the island is Hood. Española is without doubt the southern highlight of the Galapagos archipelago because of the abundant wildlife you can find here. The most iconic species of Española Island are the colorful marine iguana, the Galapagos waved albatross that stays here from April to December and the blue-footed booby.