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Photos of Galapagos with the most impressive landscapes and attractions you can enjoy when visiting these Islands.

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

The Galapagos Islands are one of the most volcanically active areas in the world.

galapagos genovesa island

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

galapagos bartolome island

Bartolome Island has probably the best landscapes in Galapagos.

galapagos santiago island

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

galapagos darwin arch

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

darwin finches

Darwin's Finches were the inspiration for his theory of evolution conclusions.

darwin hms beagle

A replica of the HMS Beagle that Charles Darwin used to explore the Galapagos Islands.

galapagos cactus

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

lava cactus

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

galapagos masked boobies

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

galapagos seals

Most of the beaches in Galapagos are inhabited by tame and graceful sea lions.

galapagos sharks

Diving among Galapagos sharks is one of the main attractions here.

galapagos green sea turtles

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

galapagos isabela island

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

galapagos marine iguana

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

itabaca canal

This is Itabaca Canal that separates the Islands of Baltra and Santa cruz.

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These photos of Galapagos will surely convey you the idea that these Islands are in fact a unique place on Earth to visit. There are hundreds of endemic animal species not to be found anywhere else on this planet.

The Islands were formed around three to five million years ago. The underwater mountains started a volcanic activity and began to emerge from the sea, and island formation has continued ever since.

The Galapagos are located 600 miles or 1000 km west of Ecuador in South America. This is a dynamic region that is in constant change due to the continuous volcanic eruptions that form new lava fields, making the Islands to erode and expand.

In the photos of Galapagos (above) you will notice that the Islands are an uncommon destination where you become used to to being astonished.

There's nothing better than to take Galapagos pictures and the joy of observing wild animals very closely without causing them to run away from you. Animals in Galapagos are fearless from humans.

It was here that Charles Darwin found the perfect environment to formulate his Theory of Evolution which states that:

"life evolved into a strange sub-world of specialized creatures who found the means to adapt to their ruthless environment in an amazing variety of ways."

As you can see in these photos of Galapagos, the landscapes are surprisingly varied and can sometimes look desolate but amazingly beautiful.

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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