Galapagos Islands Animals

Did you know that the Galapagos Islands are home to three unique types of boobies? Blue-footed boobies are perhaps the most famous species, but there is also the beautiful masked Nazca, and red-footed species. They are all thought to have descended from a common ancestor. Who knows? Maybe in another 100,000 years the Galapagos will also [...]

Are you afraid of sharks? The hammerhead shark often inspires spine-tingling fear, and many people think that they are dangerous. Is a hammerhead shark a cold-blooded, perfectly-evolved killing machine? Perhaps, but my first experience with a hammerhead shark was quite different. The Galapagos is famous for snorkeling with different shark species, and having seen many [...]

The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the strangest creatures on earth. Imagine a cute fluffy little finch … that wants to suck blood!  Does the Galapagos Vampire Finch Want to Suck Your Blood? The finches have not yet evolved a taste for human blood, but the vampire finch, also known as the sharp-beaked ground [...]

One of my favorite things I saw independently on Isabela island Galapagos was Laguna Salinas. I was wandering around Puerto Villamil (the small town on Isabela) after the day’s organized activities were over, when I found a lagoon. It was right on the edge of town, within 15 minutes of my hotel. The lagoon was [...]

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