Richard Gere in Galapagos Islands delighted the inhabitants of this Archipelago located in the Pacific Ocean near Ecuador in South America.
The actor offered to speak out publicly for the conservation and preservation of the Galapagos Islands.
This famous actor visited the Galapagos Islands on March 2009. The picture below shows Richard Gere with two Galapagos National Park Guides.
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They met the Giant Tortoise called Lonesome George which is the last living member of the Geochelone abigdoni tortoise species from Galapagos Pinta Island.
The Galapagos Islands emerged six million years ago as a result of volcanic activity in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
This incredible group of Islands is located 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) off the coast of Ecuador North-West of South America right in the Equator Line.
The Galapagos Archipelago consist of 6 main islands 12 smaller Islands and over 40 small islets.
The Galapagos Islands are famous for its rare species. All the reptiles, half of the plants and 40% of the birds are endemic to the Galapagos, which means that they can not be found or seen anywhere else in the world.
This is also the land where Charles Darwin developed a theory that would forever change conventional thinking.
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It is a World Heritage site, the Galapagos Islands or the Archipelago of Colon (which is the official name), is a province of Ecuador as well as a national park and a marine reserve.
The terrestrial and marine environments in Galapagos create a multiplicity of attractive and unique landscapes which have captivated generation of tourists and scientists.
With a stunning array of marine life, these Islands offer some world class scuba diving and snorkeling for novices as well as experts.
Birdwatching is another popular activity in Galapagos, making this Archipelago a true wildlife paradise.
Having Richard Gere in Galapagos was a gratifying surprise for all Ecuadorians and Galapagos residents and his visit will surely be remembered for a long time.
Richard Gere in Galapagos witnessed the most incredible living museum of evolutionary changes, with a huge variety of exotic species (birds, land animals, plants) not seen anywhere else on this planet. Now is your turn to visit and enjoy the famous Galapagos Islands
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!