We saw so many different creatures in our travels around the Galapagos Islands that I thought it would be useful to have a record of these all together. For more detail on visiting the islands see my trip journal under the Galapagos tag or via the Travel category.
Galapagos Giant Tortoises
Magnificent Frigate Birds
Great Frigate Birds
Red-billed Tropic Bird
Mockingbird and Galapagos Dove
Rats and Snakes (endemic)
Crabs (Sally Lightfoot, Ghost, Hermit)
Herons (Great Blue, Striated, Yellow Crested)
Swallow Tail Gull
Other Sea Birds
Other Marine Life
I was so disappointed that I didn’t have an underwater camera. The marine life is just spectacular. There is nothing to compare to floating around with a turtle or having a sea-lion swim past you like a torpedo. I’m rather glad I didn’t see sharks but they would have been amazing. The fish are a myriad of bright colours and so plentiful, graceful rays glide by, and the starfish were like huge brightly coloured jewels.
For trips to the Galapagos Islands see:
Peregrine Adventures Travel Destinations (Comfort tours)
Geckos Adventures (for 18 to 30s)
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