Galapagos Islands – A Photo Paradise

Galapagos - A Photo Collage

Galapagos – A Photo Collage

Situated in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Ecuador, these 19 islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’. Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos are a ‘melting pot’ of marine species. Ongoing seismic and volcanic activity reflects the processes that formed the islands. These processes, together with the extreme isolation of the islands, led to the development of unusual animal life – such as the land iguana, the giant tortoise and the many types of finch – that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection following his visit in 1835.

4 thoughts on “Galapagos Islands – A Photo Paradise

  1. Hi Ravi,

    One of the things I love (besides looking at your beautiful photos) is how much I learn from your commentary with the photos. Thanks!

    Happy Thanksgiving! Ellen

    _____

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