Among the most well-known stone formations in the Galapagos Islands has dropped into the ocean.
The top of Darwin’s Arch, located in the northern region of the archipelago, dropped as”a result of natural erosion,” in accordance with the Ministry of Environment for Ecuador.
Pictures of this structure, which consists of just two pillars, were published on the social networking accounts for the ministry on Monday alongside a statement confirming that the news.
“The collapse of Darwin’s Arch, the appealing natural bridge discovered under a kilometer from the major area of Darwin Island, was reported,” the ministry said in the announcement.
“Darwin’s Arch is made of natural stone that at one time could have been part of Darwin Island, which isn’t open to visits from property.”
Named after English biologist Charles Darwin, the arch is considered one of the best diving spots in the Pacific Ocean archipelago that is a part of Ecuador and situated hundreds of kilometers away from the country’s shore.
The UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its many endemic animal and plant species, superbly inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Tour company Aggressor Adventures, that organizes group trips to various destinations across the world, signaled in a article shared on Facebook that one of its tour teams witnessed the incident take place.