You may already know a thing or two about the volcanic-formed Galapagos Islands, made famous by a certain Charles Darwin. Yep, he’s the guy that wrote “The Origin of Species,” developed the theory of natural selection, yada yada yada. Nodding along? If not, that’s totally okay because I’d bet you can still appreciate cool photos of sea lions, boobies (the birds, you little perv), and super silly gifs, like the one of the fella in the shell proclaiming, “I’m ET, the Extraordinary Tortoise! Gnwarrrr!”
I won’t go into detail about how the Galapagos is one of the most unique places in the world… Like how it’s home to the only lizards that swim in the ocean. Or that the climate is determined by ocean currents, also making it home to some of the most diverse sea life on the planet. Or that it was the very first UNESCO world heritage site. Seriously guys, Google knows everything.
I will, however, happily share some of my favorite captures from land, sea, and air on our epic trip to the islands on the equator. In case you missed it, read all about our 4 day/5 night catamaran cruise here. We saw birds. We saw reptiles. We saw cute, furry sea lions. We saw fish, sharks, whales, sea turtles, and dolphins. There were rocks, cacti, sandy beaches, cliffs, reefs, lava tunnels, big waves, mud pits… diversity. Bam. Even more on that in this nifty video with tons of underwater footage.
Have you been to the Galapagos, or do you plan to go? Did you cruise around the islands? What do you most look forward to seeing? If you’ve traveled there yourself, share photos & highlights from your journey in the comments below! 🙂