27 photos that will transport you to the Galápagos Islands

A visit to the Galapagos is like no other place on earth. An archipelago of volcanic islands straddling the equator in the Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos Islands are famous for their numerous endemic species. Once you've visited the Galapagos, you'll be spoiled for all other travels. Here, wildlife will approach you or casually ignore you as you pass by. They have no need to fear humans as it is a protected marine reserve. The Galapagos Islands are often referred to as a living museum and once you witness the photos below, you will understand why.

The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Tortoise is something not to miss.

The Galapagos Tortoise is something not to miss.

 

The turquoise waters on the Galapagos Islands

The turquoise waters on the Galapagos Islands

 The Blue Footed Boobie

 

The Galapagos Marine Iguana is only found here.

The Galapagos Marine Iguana is only found here.

 

The Sierra Negre Volcano on Isabela Island in the Galapagos

The Sierra Negre Volcano on Isabela Island in the Galapagos

 

Saving the Giant Tortoises of the Galapagos on Santa Cruz.

Saving the Giant Tortoises of the Galapagos on Santa Cruz.

 

The Galapagos Penguin..Yes there are penguins in the Galapagos Islands.

The Galapagos Penguin..Yes there are penguins in the Galapagos Islands.

 

 

The Deserted White Sand beaches of the Galapagos Islands

The Deserted White Sand beaches of the Galapagos Islands

 

The Giant Tortoise is everywhere on the Galapagos Islands. Especially on Santa Cruz and Isabela Island.

The Giant Tortoise is everywhere on the Galapagos Islands. Especially on Santa Cruz and Isabela Island.

 

Pelicans patrol the water in the islands.

Pelicans patrol the water in the islands.

 

Looking over the caldera on Isabela Island

Looking over the caldera on Isabela Island

 

A closeup of the Marine Iguana in the Galapagos Islands

A closeup of the Marine Iguana in the Galapagos Islands

 

Don't do it! A Crab tempts fate on the shores of Isabela Island

Don't do it! A Crab tempts fate on the shores of Isabela Island

 

Kicker Rock where you can dive with sharks.

Kicker Rock where you can dive with sharks.

 

The Galapagos Tern

The Galapagos Tern

 

This is what dinner time looks like on Santa Cruz Island

This is what dinner time looks like on Santa Cruz Island

 

The Wall of Tears of Isabela Island

The Wall of Tears of Isabela Island

 

The White tipped reef shark in the Galapagos.

The White tipped reef shark in the Galapagos.

 

The resident crabs are so colourful.

The resident crabs are so colourful.

 

Enjoying the deserted islands of the Galapagos.

Enjoying the deserted islands of the Galapagos.

Just a little bit more about the Galapagos Islands…

Located a thousand miles off the shore of Ecuador, the Galapagos islands are one of the richest marine ecosystems on earth. Their isolation and the fact that they are located at the confluence of three ocean currents has led to the development of many one-of-a-kind species. You’ll see animals found nowhere else in the world like the giant tortoise and the marine iguana. It was after a visit to the Galapagos Islands that Charles Darwin developed his theory of evolution.

We hope you enjoyed our photo story of the Galapagos. If you have the opportunity to visit one day, take it. It's one of the most extraordinary vacation destinations on the planet.


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