The Galapagos Islands experienced an epic volcanic eruption on Monday when the Wolf volcano, located on Isabela Island, erupted into flames for the first time in 33 years, according to BBC News.

Officials from Galapagos National Park said in a statement that reptiles, such as iguanas, "which share the habitat with yellow iguanas and giant Chelonoidis becki tortoises, are situated on the north-west flank, which raises hopes that they will not be affected." 

While reptiles can continue to live on because they were in the right place at the right time, the sky wasn't so lucky.

"The eruption generated a very large column of smoke that rose more than 10km (six miles) into the air, and later drifted toward the south-west part of the volcano," Sandro Vaca, a renowned scientist at Ecuador's Geophysics Institute, told The Telegraph

Park officials said the eruption poses no danger to people on the island.