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Galapagos Islands 2015

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.


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Nazca Booby,  Genovesa Island  1
Nazca Booby, Genovesa Island 1
Hanging On --- Sally Lightfoot Crabs  7
"Hanging On" --- Sally Lightfoot Crabs 7
Blue Footed Booby, North Seymour Island  3
Blue Footed Booby, North Seymour Island 3
Green Sea Turtle, Isabela Island  10
Green Sea Turtle, Isabela Island 10
Warbler, Santa Cruz  1
Warbler, Santa Cruz 1
Sally Lightfoot Crabs  14
Sally Lightfoot Crabs 14
Marine Iguana, Cerro Dragon  2
Marine Iguana, Cerro Dragon 2
Flamingos & Oyster Catcher, Cerro Dragon
Flamingos & Oyster Catcher, Cerro Dragon
GalapagosTortoise, Isabela Island  1
GalapagosTortoise, Isabela Island 1
Brown Pelican, San Cristobal Island  1
Brown Pelican, San Cristobal Island 1
American Flamingo, Floreana Island  6
American Flamingo, Floreana Island 6
Blue Footed Booby Chick, North Seymour Island  7
Blue Footed Booby Chick, North Seymour Island 7
Galapagos Giant Tortoise, El Manzanillo, Santa Cruz  10
Galapagos Giant Tortoise, El Manzanillo, Santa Cruz 10
Galapagos Giant Tortoise, Puerto_Baquerizo, Santa Cruz  2
Galapagos Giant Tortoise, Puerto_Baquerizo, Santa Cruz 2
Red-Billed Tropic Bird, Genovesa  1
Red-Billed Tropic Bird, Genovesa 1
Sally Lightfoot Crabs, Puerto Egas  5
Sally Lightfoot Crabs, Puerto Egas 5
Land Iguana, North Seymour  4
Land Iguana, North Seymour 4
Marine Iguana, Cerro Dragon  6
Marine Iguana, Cerro Dragon 6
Red-Footed Booby, Genovesa Island  2
Red-Footed Booby, Genovesa Island 2
Green Sea Turtle, Isabela Island  3
Green Sea Turtle, Isabela Island 3
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