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The Galápagos Islands (official name: Archipiélago de Colón ; other Spanish names: Islas de Colón or Islas Galápagos) are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean, 972 km (525 nmi) west of continental Ecuador, of which they are a part. The Galápagos Islands and its surrounding waters form an Ecuadorian province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve. The principal language on the islands is Spanish. The islands have a population of slightly over 25,000. The islands are geologically young and famed for their vast number of endemic species, which were studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle. Reference: Wikipedia.
Española Lava Lizard  (Microlophus delanonis) Female Lava Cactus (Brachycereus nesioticus) Diamond stingray (Dasyatis dipterura) Marine Iguana Pile-up Galápagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis)
Marine Iguana Small Cactus Finch (Geospiza scandens) Christmas Iguana Galápagos Hawk Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus)
Rush Hour Blue Footed Booby Family + Fish Small Ground Finch - Male  (Geospiza fuliginosa) Blue Footed Booby Christmas Iguana 2
Nasca Boobies Galápagos Mockingbird (Mimus parvulus) Tuff Cone Land Iguana  (Conolophus subcristatus) Red-billed Tropicbird
Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus) Nazca Booby Striated Heron (Butorides striata) Galápagos Sea Lion Pup Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus)
Magnificent Frigate Birds Lava Gull (Leucophaeus fuliginosus) Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus galapagoensis) Lava Flow Magnificent Frigate Birds
Nazca Boobies Seal Lion Pup Galapagos Hawk Sally Lightfoot Crab Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus)
Sally Lightfoot meets Lava Heron Galápagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) Nazca Booby - Juvenile Starfish on Lava Pebble Beach Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)
Sally Lightfoot Sleepy Time Striated Heron (Butorides striata) (Juvenile) Bartolome Sunset
Evening Light Intestinos Red Footed Booby Gotta Scritch that Itch Galápagos Giant Tortoise
Darwin's Finch Restaurant Owner Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) Mockingbirds Blue Footed Booby
Red Footed Booby Dolphin Skull Lava Patterns Magnificent Frigate Bird (Juvenile) Nazca Boobies
Lava Flow Lava Lizard Punk Rocker Nazca Booby Chick Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra)
Numero Uno Magnificent Frigate Birds Playful Pup Galápagos Sea Lion Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus)
Sea Lion in Flight Cactus Finch Nest Christmas Iguana 3 Waved Albatros Chick Waved Albatros
Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus) Waved Albatros Magnificent Frigate Birds 'Conservemos, lo nuestra i' Sea lion & Iguanas