photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Bill Klipp | profile | all galleries >> Galapagos Islands >> Galapagos Islands 2005, 2013 tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Galapagos Islands 2015 | Galapagos Islands 2005, 2013

Galapagos Islands 2005, 2013

Welcome to our Galapagos Islands photo gallery where you will see unique high quality images of the flora and fauna of the Galapagos archipelago. The Galapagos Archipelago contains some of the rarest and most unusual life forms in the World, and is known as perhaps the World’s most important natural laboratory. Imagine a place so unusual that one of every 2 species you encounter when exploring the Galapagos National Park occurs nowhere else on the planet. Imagine a land spewed forth by undersea volcanoes, only the highest of which are visible atop one of the richest marine environments known to humankind, a place teeming, both on land and undersea, with creatures that are rare or non-existent elsewhere. Imagine a place molded foremost by its remote isolation yet frequented for centuries by pirates, explorers, scientists and the most famous naturalist ever to live. This is the Galapagos, an archipelago of 120 islands, rocks and outcroppings straddling the Equator 600 miles due west of Ecuador in South America. Separated by thousands of generations from their ancestors, Galapagos plants and animals transformed themselves to cope with the unique environments of the Galapagos, where evolution created completely new species found nowhere else. Amazingly nearly half of the naturally occurring Galapagos species and endemic (naturally occurring nowhere else). A place where almost all creatures have no fear of man allowing us to approach within feet or inches of creatures who normally would be long gone at our mere sight.
Above info from National Geographic Endeavour.

We have visited the Galapagos in 2005, 2013 and 2015 on photography expeditions with Lindblad / National Geographic, http://www.expeditions.com/destinations/galapagos
I must say it was nice to see a healthy rebound of many species.


For purchase or usage rights contact: Bill Klipp, billklipp@wkimages.net

Bill Klipp

Create Your Badge
previous pagepages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ALL next page
Giant Galapagos Tortoise,  Santa Cruz Island  2
Giant Galapagos Tortoise, Santa Cruz Island 2
Waved Albatross,  Isla Espanola  2
Waved Albatross, Isla Espanola 2
Sally Light Crab, Las Bachas  2
Sally Light Crab, Las Bachas 2
Great Blue Heron with baby Iguana, Fernandina Island  1
Great Blue Heron with baby Iguana, Fernandina Island 1
Brown Pelican, North Seymour Island
Brown Pelican, North Seymour Island
Red-Footed Booby
Red-Footed Booby
Striated (Lava) Heron,  Fernandina Island  1
Striated (Lava) Heron, Fernandina Island 1
Sea Lions, Mom & Pup, Espanola Island  10
Sea Lions, Mom & Pup, Espanola Island 10
Sea Lions, San Cristobal Island
Sea Lions, San Cristobal Island
Waved Albatross,  Isla Espanola  1
Waved Albatross, Isla Espanola 1
Land Iguana, North Seymour Island
Land Iguana, North Seymour Island
Sea Lion with Puffer Fish, Floreana Island  2
Sea Lion with Puffer Fish, Floreana Island 2
Marine Igunas,  Isla Espanola  1
Marine Igunas, Isla Espanola 1
San Cristobal Scenics
San Cristobal Scenics
Land Iguana,  Santa Cruz Island   3
Land Iguana, Santa Cruz Island 3
Sea Lion with Puffer Fish, Floreana Island  1
Sea Lion with Puffer Fish, Floreana Island 1
Up close and personal, Isla Espanola
Up close and personal, Isla Espanola
Lava Cactus, Fernandina Island
Lava Cactus, Fernandina Island
Red-Footed Booby, Genovesa  2
Red-Footed Booby, Genovesa 2
Sally Light Crab, Las Bachas  1
Sally Light Crab, Las Bachas 1
previous pagepages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ALL next page