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Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Ecuador & The Galapagos | 0 comments

Why You Must Travel To The Galapagos Islands…A Photo Essay

Why You Must Travel To The Galapagos Islands…A Photo Essay

Ecuador’s famed archipelago was known to early explorers as Las Islas Encantadas (The Enchanted Isles).  Although the name has changed, the Galapagos Islands have lost none of their power to captivate visitors today.  This remote, seemingly barren chain of islands is home to an astounding variety of wildlife – including many species found nowhere else on Earth.  It remains one of the best places in the world for interacting with animals at close range, both above and below the surface of the sea.  Uniquely, the animals of the Galapagos don’t view humans as a threat so visitors can get very close to them for some truly unforgettable experiences.

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Colorful Galapagos Land Lizard

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Galapagos Sea Turtle

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Snorkeling with Sealions is easy and fun

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The Giant Galapagos Tortoise can live for over a hundred years

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Colorful Land Crabs are found on lava lined shores all over the archipelago

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Stunning beaches are found all over the Galapagos

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Magnificent Frigatebirds glide gracefully throughout the Galapagos Islands

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Unusual Trees on the Island of Bartolomé

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Up close and personal with Galapagos Sea lions

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Bluefootes Boobies are found in large numbers all over the islands

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Friendly Galapagos Sea lion

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Land Iguanas are so numerous that you’ll have to watch your step when walking around the islands

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