The Galapagos Islands are one of the best places in the world to observe wildlife. Not only are reptiles and birds found in abundance, but many of the species found in the Galapagos are found nowhere else in the world. Its remote location and its historic lack of human habitation have made the Galapagos a treasure trove of species diversity.

It is no wonder that the Galapagos helped Darwin develop his ideas on evolution and natural selection. I visited the Galapagos in 2011 with G Adventures and I plan on returning at some point in the future to photograph more wildlife. Here are five fascinating creatures that you may be lucky enough to spot on a trip there:

Galapagos Giant Tortoise

Galapagos Giant Tortoise

Blue Footed Booby

Blue Footed Boobie

Great Frigate Bird

Great Frigate Bird

Marine Iguana

Marine Iguana

Galapagos Penguin

Galapagos Penguin

Getting there

Check out our small group tours to the Galapagos here.

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