"The Galapagos Islands" Galápagos Islands by roamer61
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The Galapogos Islands are a series of volcanic islands 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. They are a living laboratory in Evolution.
The main islands are Hood and Fernadina. Others include Baltra, Seymour and Tower way to the north. Straddling the equator, the temperature can be quite warm. It is the animals that make the Galapogos special. Giant toroises, land and marine iguana and a wealth of birdlife. A nature lovers paradise. Made famous by Charles Darwin, it was here that he formulated his theory on the origin of species.
Though the animals are very tame, you are not allowed to touch or feed them, for your safety as well as theirs. You'll encounter huge colonies of Blue Footed Boobies on Hood Island as well as Sea Lions, Marine Iguanas, and many other bird species. You'll also encounter Waved Albatross, Gulls, and the finches Darwin made famous. It is probably the best island for wildlife. Between the scenery, wildlife and overall feeling about the place, the Galapogos Islands are most certainly, one of the most exciting destinations of any kind in the world. The photo above is that of an Endemic Land Iguana.
- Pros:Fascinating Wildlife and stunning Scenery
- Cons:Can be expensive to get there. Must be with a tour.
- In a nutshell:A Totally fascinating destination.
The Galapagos Land Iguana. This large lizard, measureing 3 feet including tail, evolved into the unique species it is... more travel advice
On Hood Island, you can see this blowhole. Its formed when the water surges into a narrow crack in the rock, that it... more travel advice
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