Galapagos Islands Pictures

The following Galapagos Islands pictures will show you some of the most unusual and fascinating species in the world, both terrestrial and marine.


The landscapes of these group of Islands are also impressive and breathtaking.

The geology of Galapagos is also a main highlight because each major Island is a large shield volcano except Isabela Island.

galapagos cactus

On some locations of these Islands you can step in front of giant Galapagos cactus.

galapagos finch

Galapagos Finches were the inspiration for Darwin's Theory of Evolution conclusions.

galapagos lava cactus

These are colorful lava cactus that grow on the lava fields of the Islands.

galapagos sea lions

Most beaches in the Galapagos Islands are inhabited by tame and playful sea lions.

genovesa island

Green sea turtles always arrive to Galapagos for their reproduction activities.

marine iguanas

Some Galapagos marine iguanas have bright colors. It is the only sea going lizard.

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darwin island

Famous Darwin arch located at Darwin Island also known as Culpepper Island.

genovesa island

Wet landing at Genovesa Island on a beautiful white sand beach.

santiago island

This is Santiago Island, a popular place to visit due to its past volcanic activity.

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galapagos birds

If birdwatching is your passion, then the Galapagos Islands are the place to go.

isabela island

This is a view of Isabela Island, which is the biggest island in Galapagos.

darwin hms beagle

A replica of the HMS Beagle where Charles Darwin sailed to explore the Galapagos Islands.

The Galapagos Islands are one of the most volcanically active areas in the world. The Islands were formed around three to five million years ago.

The Galapagos wildlife is a major attraction in these Islands. Because of their isolation from humans, the birds, land and sea animals remain fearless and unaffected by visitors, this is why it is easy to approach them and take some awesome Galapagos Islands pictures.

These Galapagos pictures will show you a small glimpse of the peace and attractiveness that surrounds the Galapagos Archipelago.

On land you will delight yourself amongst iguanas, blue footed boobies Galapagos finches, Galapagos sea lions and much more.

Hundreds of zoologists, botanists and geologists from all over the world have found them an endless source of discovery and inspiration. You will be fascinated by the diversity, uniqueness and tameness of the Galapagos wildlife.

The Galapagos Islands are located approximate 600 miles west off the coast of Ecuador in South America.

Recommended Reading

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides)

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides)
With 250 photos and tons of great information, this is an essential addition to your pre-Ecuador and -Galapagos reading! There are better guides if you are only interested in the islands, but for a combination trip taking in Ecuador as well, it's hard to beat.

Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands

Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands
Small enough to fit into your pocket, yet containing comprehensive information and pictures of all the species you will encounter in the islands, this book is a must-have for nature lovers. Let's face it, Galapagos is largely about the wildlife. This book will NOT disappoint, and you'll have a great memento of your time with the seals, penguins and tortoises!

Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World

Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World
Definitely NOT a tourist's guide, but if you're like me, and find the history and geography of the islands irresistible, then this is a title you ought to invest in. Stunningly illustrated, and painstakingly researched, those of you who have been there will be enchanted again -- and those of you who have not will begin planning your trip!

Moon Spotlight Galapagos Islands

Moon Spotlight Galapagos Islands
If you're a seasoned Galapagos regular, then you will probably prefer something weightier. But for first-timers looking for simple, down-to-earth advice on where to go, what to see and the best shopping and eating on the islands, this is the book for you. Small, well-priced, and reliable!

Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire

Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire
The 10th anniversary edition of this photographer's tour of the Galapagos Islands is a stunning book, worthy of anybody's coffee table. This is a perfect post-trip talking point -- a great way to remember what you've seen, and spread the word amongst your envious friends!

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