I had one of the most fantastic adventures to the Galapagos with a group of my friends. We lived on a beautiful boat and sailed the islands for a week taking in all of the amazing sites. Truly an epic trip of a lifetime. Except for the 2 days of being violently ill, it was perfect!
In case you were curious:
- Boobies are incredible divers, plunging to a depth of 26 feet (8 meters) to catch their prey
- Marine Iguanas are the only lizard in the world that lives in the ocean
- These volcanic islands are an archipelago located in the Pacific Ocean, roughly six hundred miles from western Ecuador. There are thirteen main islands in the chain and more than a hundred smaller islands and islets.
- Charles Darwin was twenty-six when he first saw the Galapagos Islands. His observations about life on the islands eventually led to his famed theory of evolution. His On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection was published in 1859.
You can see the rest of the images from my trip in my Galapagos collection…HERE.[nggallery id=64]
I did not have the ability to geotag my images in the Galapagos and so I have generically tagged the middle of the islands as their location. This is mostly so you can see exactly where in the world the Galapagos Islands are located.[xmlgm ngg_gallery=64]