The Galapagos Islands are probably the most famous wildlife-watching destination in the world. it’s almost impossible to exaggerate the complete spectacle of the place that provided inspiration for Charles Darwin’s creating the theory of natural evolution. This isolated group of volcanic islands and its fragile ecosystem has taken on almost-mythological status as a showcase of biodiversity. Visitors to this unique place don’t need to be an evolutionary biologist to appreciate one of the few places left on the planet where the human footprint is kept to lowest.
The Galapagos Islands are developed on the basis of volcanic eruptions that have been occurring for centuries and are constantly occurring these days. The whole place is the result of volcanic activity. Landscapes made of lava and a combination of fire and water create tunnels and lava flows, considered as strange landscapes.
The constant volcanic activity has an impact on the ecosystem consequently allows species to be constantly born and evolve. The Galapagos Islands are the place where scientist Charles Darwin gets inspired by his theory on the evolution of species. The theory is based on the characteristics that some finches and animals show in contrast from the islands; In the islands, the species adapt to the ecosystem by changing parts of their bodies; Also adapt their capacities to survive in the environment.
The Islands are part of the Galapagos National Park and have a lot of restrictions to preserve the ecosystem. For that reason, knowing and finding the species could be a very difficult goal to achieve if it is not done properly. If you want to know more species and discover hidden places, the best way to do it is through an unique cruise experience.
Many of the species that travelers can see at the archipelago are endemic, this means that these animals can be seen only in this part of the planet and nowhere else. The top 10 Galapagos species that you can find in the archipelago are:
Blue footed boobies, Galapagos Finches, giant Tortoises, marine Iguanas, Manra Rays, Sally Lightfoot Crab, Seal Lions, Sea Turtles, Whale Sharks, Galapagos Penguins.