Why You Need to Visit the Galapagos Islands: In Photos

As a recovering scientist (more on that here), I’ve always been fascinated by the Galapagos Islands.

We haven’t visited the Galapagos yet, but I’m looking forward to a day when I get to take our two little ones and chat with them about Darwin’s famous finches.

I’ve spent so much time scouring through photos and blogs in preparation, in fact, that I thought I’d share some of these with you.

I’m happy to note that most of these fantastic photos were taken by fellow travel bloggers. You can find even more of their great photos here on our Galapagos Dreaming Pinterest board.

Sealion at San Cristobal Photo courtesy of Adam Off The Radar

Sealion at San Cristobal Photo courtesy of Adam Off The Radar

Blue Footed Booby Photo courtesy of Adam Off The Radar

Blue Footed Booby Photo courtesy of Adam Off The Radar

Kicker rock on San Cristobal courtesy of Finding The Universe

Kicker rock on San Cristobal courtesy of Finding The Universe

Finding The Universe venus setting across Floreana Galapagos

Venus setting across Floreana. Courtesy of Finding the Universe

Marine Iguanas on Land Photo Courtesy Green Global Travel

Marine Iguanas on Land Photo Courtesy Green Global Travel

Penguin on the Surface Photo courtesy From A to B

Penguin on the Surface. Photo courtesy of Alaska to Brazil by Truck

Underwater at Concha del la Perla Photo courtesy of Adam Off The Radar

Underwater at Concha del la Perla Photo courtesy of Adam Off The Radar

Turtle at San Cristobal Photo courtesy of Adam Off The Radar

Turtle at San Cristobal Photo courtesy of Adam Off The Radar

Baby turtleBaby turtle Photo courtesy of theplanetD

Photo courtesy of ThePlanetD

Frigatebirds by Peter Wilton Flickr

Frigatebirds by Peter Wilton Flickr

Eagle ray by lowjumpingfrog Flickr

Eagle ray by lowjumpingfrog Flickr

Tortuga Bay Santa Cruz Photo courtesy of Adam Off The Radar

Tortuga Bay Santa Cruz Photo courtesy of Adam Off The Radar

Sea Lion Pup by dagpeak Flickr

Sea lion pup by dagpeak Flickr

Sally Lightfoot Crab by A.Davey  Flickr

Sally Lightfoot Crab by A.Davey Flickr

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus on Santa Cruz Galapagos Islands by Dallas Krentzel Flickr

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus on Santa Cruz Galapagos Islands by Dallas Krentzel Flickr

Lonesome George by A Davey Flickr

Lonesome George by A. Davey Flickr

Iguana by SaraYeomans Flickr

Iguana by SaraYeomans Flickr

Galapagos Tortoise Geochelone nigra by H.A.S PhotoDesignsHeart+Soul Flickr

Galapagos Tortoise Geochelone Nigra by H.A.S PhotoDesignsHeart+Soul Flickr

Red Landscape in the Galapagos Photo courtesy of ThePlanetD

Photo courtesy of ThePlanetD

Colorful Crab courtesy Traveling Canucks

Colorful Crab courtesy Traveling Canucks

Little Seal by the Traveling Canucks

Little Seal by the Traveling Canucks

Ever in Transit Reef Octopus

Reef Octopus. Photo courtesy of Ever in Transit

Ever in Transit Galapagos Landscape

Photo courtesy of Ever in Transit

Ever in Transit Galapagos Beach

Photo courtesy of Ever in Transit

Ever in Transit Galapagos Opuntia Cactus Adapted To Grow Tall So Tortoises Can’t Eat The Leaves

Opuntia Cactus – adapted to grow leaves high on the plant so tortoises can’t reach the leaves. Photo courtesy of Ever in Transit.

Ever in Transit Galapagos Yellow Cordia Glue Bush Cordia Lutea

Yellow Cordia Glue Bush Cordia Lutea. Photo courtesy of Ever in Transit

Darwin's finch by Green Global Travel

Darwin’s finch. Photo courtesy of Green Global Travel

Mating Green Sea Turtles by Brian Gratwicke on Flickr

Mating Green Sea Turtles by Brian Gratwicke on Flickr

Little penguin underwater Photo courtesy From A to B

Little penguin underwater Photo courtesy From Alaska to Brazil by Truck

Galapagos Islands by Michael R Perry on Flickr

Galapagos Islands by Michael R Perry on Flickr

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Galapagos Rift Exploration 2011 by NOAA Ocean Explorer on Flickr

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Galapagos Rift Exploration 2011 by NOAA Ocean Explorer on Flickr

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Galapagos Rift Exploration 2011 EX1103 Leg2 by NOAA Ocean Explorer Flickr

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Galapagos Rift Exploration by NOAA Ocean Explorer Flickr

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