Straddling the equator 6oo miles West of the Ecuador mainland, the Galápagos Islands are a naturalist’s candy store, a living laboratory with a collection of flora and fauna unique in all the world.
I will allow the photographs and videos of my privileged and joyous adventure in “the land that time forgot” to speak mostly for themselves. Enjoy!
Inspections for invasive plant and animal species are routine when traveling between islands.
Hiking the Sierra Negra Volcano.
Mis guías y compañeros muy amables.
Enjoying a prank played on Thor Heyerdahl by Rolf Wittmer in 1953… (photo courtesy of Anthony “Jake” Jacobs)
Ninja Turtle Wannabe
The Galapagos are also home to about 26,000 homo sapiens, concentrated in a handful of population centers on the more hospitable islands.