Punta Suarez Blowhole

Located on Española Island within the Galapagos Islands, Punta Suarez is a popular traveler destination for its variety of bird life. Among the sites — including a species of bird viewed nowhere else in the world — is a lava-created blowhole blasting water high into the air.

Centuries ago, the lava solidified and left an opening just right for waves from the ocean to crash into it. As the pressure from the waves hits the back wall of the tunnel, the water shoots the only direction it can go: high into the air.

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