Wildlife on the Galápagos

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Without any natural predators giant tortoises can be found in the wild on several of the Galápagos Islands.

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Marine iguanas – also endemic to the Galápagos – heating up in the sun

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A juvenile frigate bird getting fed by his mother

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The colourful land iguanas most likely made it to the Galápagos on logs eight million years ago.

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A baby Galápagos sea lion enjoying the sunset with his mother

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A juvenile blue footed booby waiting for food

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If you can live for up to 200 years like this giant tortoise, there is no hurry in life.

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The abundance of food this year does not pass unnoticed when looking at land iguanas.

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A male frigate bird trying to find a partner before the sun goes down

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Evening choreography with these frigate birds

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A curious juvenile frigate bird

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For 90% of their lives, marine iguanas will be warming up on land before heading into the water to feed

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A Galápagos sea lion shaking off some sand

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Crabs can be found everywhere along the shore

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This marine iguana has clearly discovered how delicious sand can be.

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This lizard might be tiny, but he thinks he's king of the Galápagos.

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Without any predators, the Galápagos land iguana lost its ability over the years to climb trees.

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A blue heron looking for prey

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Despite a complete absence of natural predators, giant tortoises can be shy.

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Just like anywhere else in the world spiders have made it to the Galápagos.

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Snakes are rare on the islands, but they can be found such as this Galápagos racer.

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A group of blue footed boobies looking for some fish

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Crabs eat everything that comes before them, even their own kin.

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This blue footed booby showing another fellow that this is his domain

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It is remarkable how these lizards can survive even without a tail.