Galapagos

Paradise for endemic wildlife

Print edition : May 03, 2013

Sea lions on Ochoa beach in San Cristobal Island.

Lonesome George, the last known Pinta Island tortoise, at the Galapagos National Park's breeding centre, in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, in March 2009. He died on June 24, 2012.

A memorial to Lonesome George at Santa Cruz.

Giant Cactus at San Cristobal airport with a male Darwin Finch feeding on the nectar.

A Sally lightfoot crab.

Snoozing sea lions at the boat jetty at San Cristobal. They have right of way.

A pelican at the boat jetty in San Cristobal.

Letty, one of the yachts that take tourists on guided tours of Galapagos Islands.

Kicker Rock, a rock formation that was once a single piece.

One of Letty's pangas about to pass through the gap in Kicker Rock.

A frigate bird on Letty's masthead.

A ground finch at Floreana.

A sea lion with its young. Photo: dxs fsdfsdf

A male ground finch at Santa Cruz.

A Sally lightfoot crab.

A warbler finch at Santa Cruz.

A male Darwin finch.

At a tortoise breeding centre at Santa Cruz.

Tortoise breeding centre, Santa Cruz.

A tortoise breeding centre.

Wild tortoise at Santa Cruz.

A visitor in a giant tortoise shell.

School children on a visit to Santa Cruz

A baby sea lion waiting for its mother, at Floreana Island.

A pelican in flight at San Cristobal jetty.

Smooth-billed Ani, an introduced species at Santa Cruz.

A Darwin finch (large ground finch) at Santa Cruz.

The Santa Cruz bus stop colonised by sea lions.

A Darwin finch.

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