Landscapes of the Galápagos

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Every island comes with its own colour palette

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On the island of Isabela the rough volcanic rock in the North clashes with the fertile green lands of the South.

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This crater reveals just how stark these contrasts can be.

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Leon Dormido – a tiny island only a few hundred meters from the shore of San Cristóbal, uplifted in a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago

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On some of the islands the highlands offer fertile soil and enough rain to grow vegetables.

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In order to survive these cacti have to be resilient.

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All of the islands were created through volcanic eruptions in the past four million years as a result of a hot spot below the Nazca plate.

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Dramatic sunsets are guaranteed

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The small island of Rábida is defined by its red iron landscape.

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The sun setting behind Leon Dormido

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Rábida island revealing insane contrasts

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Good night Galápagos!