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 are often referred to as a living museum and once you witness the photos below, you'll understand why.They are unlike any other place on earth.

The Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands Ecuador turtle

The Galapagos Tortoise is something not to miss.

 

Galapagos Islands Ecuador turquoise waters

The turquoise waters on the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Blue Footed Boobies

Galapagos Islands Ecuador blue footed boobies

Blue footed boobies in the Galapagos

 

Galapagos Islands blue footed boobies

Blue footed boobies are some of the more interesting birds found on the Galapagos Islands

 

Galapagos Islands Ecuador blue footed boobie

Blue footed boobies sitting on rocks

 

Galapagos Islands Ecuador marine iguana

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


 

penguins in the Galapagos Islands

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

 

Sea Lions on the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands Ecuador sea lions

Sea Lions on the Galapagos Islands

 

Galapagos Islands Ecuador sea lions

Galapagos baby sea lion

 

Galapagos Islands Ecuador sea lions

A sea lion emerges from the water

 

Galapagos Islands Ecuador sea lions

A sleeping sea lion in the Galapagos

 

The Deserted White Sand beaches of the Galapagos Islands

The Deserted White Sand beaches of the Galapagos Islands

 

Giant Tortoise on Santa Cruz and Isabela Island Galapagos Islands

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

 

Galapagos Islands Ecuador pelican

Pelicans patrol the water in the islands.

 

Galapagos Islands Ecuador photos caldera on Isabela Island

Looking over the caldera on Isabela Island

 

Marine Iguana in the Galapagos Islands

A closeup of the Marine Iguana in the Galapagos Islands

 

crab on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Islands

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

 

Galapagos Islands Ecuador Kicker Rock shark diving

Kicker Rock where you can dive with sharks.

 

wildlife in the Galapagos Islands - a tern

The Galapagos Tern

 

animals on the Galapagos Islands Ecuador - tortoise

This is what dinner time looks like on Santa Cruz Island

 

Galapagos Islands 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

 

Galapagos Islands Ecuador colourful crab

The resident crabs are so colourful.

 

Galapagos Islands Ecuador deserted island

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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