Although the islands of the Galapagos are all born of the same volcanic matter, they are wonderfully diverse. Tides, currents, and winds combine to influence the wildlife, vegetation and natural features of the individual islands.
From the fast-swimming, dragon-like marine iguana to Darwin’s giant tortoise, the Galapagos is home to some of the most unique creatures on earth. Certain species are found throughout the islands, others, such as the Waved Albatross, are seen on only on the island of Espanola.
A photographer’s paradise, I’ve been fortunate enough to have visited the islands twice and wouldn’t hesitate to go back a third time. Seven years separated my visits and I’m happy to say that not much had changed between trips. With careful conservation, the Galapagos Islands will remain as they are for many years to come.