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Photo Essay – Galapagos Islands

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The Galapagos Islands are one of the most special places on Earth. Last fall I had the honor of visiting the Galapagos with G Adventures.

The Galapagos was one place I had always wanted to visit. Not only is it one of the most significant natural areas on Earth in terms of endemic species, but it is one of the most important locations in the world in history of science. It was here that Darwin developed his theories of natural selection and the formation of coral atolls.

The Galapagos is also a photographer’s paradise. Here are a few of the images I took from my trip.



A pair of Blue Footed Boobies

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  1. THE BIRD WITH THE RED WEBBED FEET IS A RED-FOOTED BOOBIE WHICH NEST IN TREES. THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS ALSO HAVE BLUE-FOOTED BOOBIES THOUGH THEY ARE GROUND-NESTING BIRDS WITH AN INTERESTING COURTSHIP DANCE THAT INVOLVES HIGH STEPPING FEET AND SKYPOINTING WITH THEIR BEAKS. YOU CAN WALK RIGHT BY THEIR NESTS AND DON’T NEED LONG LENSES TO GET PHOTOS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT FEARFUL OF HUMANS.

  2. Nancy says:

    Stunning photos, Gary! I made it to the Galapagos Islands last year. What an unforgettable experience. The one island I wish we could have visited was Rabida to see the pink flamingos. Thanks for sharing your photos with us here.

  3. David says:

    You take really good pictures. I am looking forward to more !

  4. Cam says:

    Stunning images Gary! You’ve captured it well

  5. Cal says:

    Simply amazing. I’ve been wanting to go here since I was a child. I remember watching documentaries on TV about the Galapagos Islands and of course Jacques Cousteau who inspired me to learn how to dive.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. Maria says:

    I love the pictures you have taken, it’s breath taking and amazing. It’s like paradise. Thanks for sharing this pictures to us.

  7. Michael W. says:

    Amazing pics! The Galapagos is oe of the top places to visit for me. I’d have to do a land based camping trip due to sea sickness issues! I wish there was a way around that problem…

    • THERE IS A TRANSDERMAL SCOPOLAMINE PATCH (AVAILABLE BY PRESCRIPTION) that you put on the skin behind your ear and it is just the thing for seasickness! It lasts for 3 days and kept me from being nauseous. I couldn’t read well with it on though. It gave me double vision with the printed page.

  8. Abhijeet says:

    I just watched NatGeo’s webinar on Galapagos and then stumbled across this. Incredible photos…thanks for sharing! I hope to make it there someday.

  9. Incredible wildlife photos! I had to skip this during my South American adventure, but I will go one day.

  10. Great photos. I can’t wait till our journey takes us a bit further south into South America so we can spend some time with the amazing wildlife of the Galapogos.

  11. Those are some amazing shots, Gary! What breed is that bird with the red feet? I really liked the one of several iguanas – figured it should be titled “Iguana be your friend.”

    • THE BIRD WITH THE RED WEBBED FEET IS A RED-FOOTED BOOBIE WHICH NEST IN TREES. THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS ALSO HAVE BLUE-FOOTED BOOBIES THOUGH THEY ARE GROUND-NESTING BIRDS WITH AN INTERESTING COURTSHIP DANCE THAT INVOLVES HIGH STEPPING FEET AND SKYPOINTING WITH THEIR BEAKS. YOU CAN WALK RIGHT BY THEIR NESTS AND DON’T NEED LONG LENSES TO GET PHOTOS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT FEARFUL OF HUMANS. Your Message

  12. deja says:

    really nice shots… i am impressed… You did a great job!!!

  13. deja says:

    really nice and kool pictures…. I am impressed:)

  14. Ben Clynshaw says:

    Cool shots – bet you hired a big ol’ lens for these beauts!

  15. Chris says:

    Hi Gary, one of my dreams is to go to the Galapogos :-) Lucky you!!
    You also made some good shots, I love the tourtles.
    Ciao

  16. Cailin says:

    Gorgeous pictures Gary! I hope I get to make it there some day :)

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