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GALAPAGOS ARCHIPELAGO  IMG_412C
26-MAY-2008 Larry Linton

GALAPAGOS ARCHIPELAGO IMG_412C

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands lie in the Pacific Ocean about 600 miles west of the coast of Ecuador, straddling the Equator. There are 13 large islands, 6 smaller ones and 107 islets and rocks. The islands are volcanic in origin, and several volcanoes in the west of the archipelago are still very active. Galapagos is a provence of the Republic of Ecuador. In 1959, Ecuador designated 97% of the land area of the Galapagos as a National Park, and in 1986, the Galapagos Marine Resources Reserve was established, protecting the waters aroundthe archipelago. The islands have been recognized internationally as a Man and Biosphere Reserve, and as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

Canon EOS 30D ,Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS
1/13s f/8.0 at 53.0mm iso800 full exif

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Jim & Josefina04-Jun-2008 20:52
What beautiful islets comprise the archipelago! Thanks for sharing! V!... Josefina
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