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26-MAY-2008 Larry Linton


Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands lie in the Pacific Ocean about 600 miles west of the coast of Ecuador, straddling the Equator. There are 13 large islands, 6 smaller ones and 107 islets and rocks. The islands are volcanic in origin, and several volcanoes in the west of the archipelago are still very active. Galapagos is a provence of the Republic of Ecuador. In 1959, Ecuador designated 97% of the land area of the Galapagos as a National Park, and in 1986, the Galapagos Marine Resources Reserve was established, protecting the waters aroundthe archipelago. The islands have been recognized internationally as a Man and Biosphere Reserve, and as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

Canon EOS 30D ,Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS
1/13s f/8.0 at 53.0mm iso800 full exif

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Jim's Atavistic Visions04-Jun-2008 20:52
What beautiful islets comprise the archipelago! Thanks for sharing! V!... Josefina
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