Below are a handful of the pictures captured during a recent trip to the Galapagos islands. It is a one-of-a-kind place for all types of wildlife viewing. The animals pictured below make up only a fraction of all the wildlife found on the islands – I just wish I had an underwater camera. If the animal’s name begins with “Galapagos”, it is endemic to these islands.
Galapagos Giant Tortoise
Galapagos Mocking Bird
Galapagos Sea Lion
Sally Lightfoot Crab
Galapagos Marine Iguana – we were able to view these guys diving under water during our many snorkel trips.
Galapagos Penguin – the only penguin to live north of the equator in the wild.
Frigatebird – (top) Female Frigatebird with Pinnacle Rock in the distance on Bartholomew Island. (bottom left) Baby Frigatebird. (bottom right) Ariel fight between a male Frigatebird and a Red-footed Booby.