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Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands (official name: Archipiélago de Colón ; other Spanish names: Islas de Colón or Islas Galápagos) are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean, 972 km (525 nmi) west of continental Ecuador, of which they are a part. The Galápagos Islands and its surrounding waters form an Ecuadorian province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve. The principal language on the islands is Spanish. The islands have a population of slightly over 25,000. The islands are geologically young and famed for their vast number of endemic species, which were studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle. Reference: Wikipedia.

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Magnificent Frigate Birds Christmas Iguana Sally Lightfoot Galápagos Giant Tortoise
Christmas Iguana 2 Red-billed Tropicbird Galápagos Sea Lion Pup Mockingbirds
Blue Footed Booby Red Footed Booby Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus) Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra)
Galápagos Hawk Playful Pup Magnificent Frigate Birds Christmas Iguana 3
Blue Footed Booby Waved Albatros Magnificent Frigate Birds Punk Rocker
Seal Lion in Flight Waved Albatros Chick Nazca Boobies Sally Lightfoot meets Lava Heron
Galápagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) Galapagos Hawk Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus) Waved Albatros
Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) Galápagos Sea Lion Española Lava Lizard  (Microlophus delanonis) Female Sleepy Time
Land Iguana  (Conolophus subcristatus) Sally Lightfoot Crab Bartolome Sunset Marine Iguana Pile-up
Rush Hour Evening Light Nazca Booby Chick Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus)
Magnificent Frigate Birds Galápagos Mockingbird (Mimus parvulus) Blue Footed Booby Family + Fish Lava Flow
Nazca Boobies Lava Flow Red Footed Booby Gotta Scritch that Itch
Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus) Small Cactus Finch (Geospiza scandens) Marine Iguana Magnificent Frigate Bird (Juvenile)
Striated Heron (Butorides striata) Lava Cactus (Brachycereus nesioticus) Seal Lion Pup Diamond stingray (Dasyatis dipterura)
Intestinos Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus galapagoensis) Darwin's Finch Striated Heron (Butorides striata) (Juvenile)
Tuff Cone Small Ground Finch - Male  (Geospiza fuliginosa) Lava Gull (Leucophaeus fuliginosus) Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus)
Nazca Booby - Juvenile Dolphin Skull Lava Patterns Restaurant Owner
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) Starfish on Lava Pebble Beach Cactus Finch Nest Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus)
Lava Lizard Nazca Booby t2%2f33%2f836333%2f4%2f148539210.urpHPJos.jpg Nasca Boobies
Galápagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) Numero Uno