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The world-famous rock formation named Darwin's Arch, just off the Galapagos Islands, has fallen into the sea.

The islands, located near Ecuador, are known for their natural wildlife beauty, and attracts tourists from all over the world.

The Ministry of Environment for Ecuador confirmed the collapse of Darwin's Arch in a statement. The collapse has been attributed to natural erosion.

According to The Associated Press, the arch was named after the 19th century scientist, Charles Darwin, who developed his theory of evolution by natural selection while observing wildlife on the Galapagos Islands.

Now that the arch has crumbled into the Pacific Ocean, one tour operator has been calling the former arch "The Pillars of Evolution".

With video footage doing the rounds on social media, it seems as if one tour group was lucky enough to witness the crumbling of the arch.

The water around the rock formation is known for being an idyllic spot for divers. Now that the arch has collapsed, even more divers are expected to visit the area with the hope of seeing the rocks beneath the water.

Watch the Sky News Australia video below for images of what the rock formation looks like now.

Image credit: Republic World

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