The Galapagos islands are a rich biological park off the coast of Ecuador. The Ecuadorian government strictly controls the number of people who can enter the park each day and all visitors must be accompanied by an authorized guide. The wildlife knows no fear of humans which allowed for relatively close photography. There are many species of plants and animals unique to the islands. The island geology is volcanic. Each island exhibits different levels of biological development based on their age. Some are mostly rock with desert plants while others that have developed soil exhibit more greenery.
The Galapagos gallery gives us a look at this unique environment and its inhabitants.