Galapagos Animals in Pictures

The Galapagos Islands are home to the most fascinating species of animals on earth. 

We compiled a spectacular collection of “Animal Photos Galapagos Islands” to share with you. You won't see many of these animals anywhere else in the world. They're unique to the Galapagos islands and they are incredible to see.

Galapagos Animals

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Blue Footed Boobies

The Galapagos Islands are located off the coast of Ecuador, South America.

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The giant tortoise of the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos islands are a harsh environment and animals weren't supposed to live here.

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The Galapagos Sea Lion

Thousands of years ago, animals drifted on air currents and debris from the mainland.

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The Regal Marine Iguana of the Galapagos

These air currents took them to the Galapagos Islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean creating the most unique ecosystem in the world.

Enjoy our video showcasing the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.

More Galapagos Wildlife

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A Pelican takes flight.

The animals you see on the Galapagos Islands are unique to their environment and many of them can't be viewed anywhere else in the world.

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Mating season for the Frigatebird of Galapagos

They are protected so the animals of the Galapagos are not afraid of humans. They will not fly away when you approach and they may even pop over to take a closer look at the humans visiting their island.

See how friendly the Sea Lions of the Galapagos are in this short video:

Even Small Animals of the Galapagos are unique

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Crabs dot the landscape of the Galapagos Islands

It is colourful and beautiful and if you ever get the chance to visit the Galapagos, do it!

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The always cute Lava Lizard

It is in the Galapagos that you will encounter wildlife so close you can reach out and touch them. The animals will waddle or swim right up to your nose. They have no fear of humans are very curious creatures.

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Yes, there are penguins in the Galapagos

And Finally – Sharks of the Galapagos

Since we didn't capture a worthy photo of the Galapagos Shark, we thought we'd show a video of our encounter. The Galapagos shark is unique to the islands and you will be able to swim right in the centre of a swirling group of the big sea animals.

We captured amazing videos and photos during our time there and here are our favourite animal photos from the trip.

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