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A Darwin Finch Resting on a Marine Iguana in the Galapagos Islands

Camera NIKON D200 ISO 280 Focal Length 500mm Aperture f/6.3 Exposure Time 1/250 The finches clean the skin of the iguanas, which is why they let them perch on their bodies.

October 2015 Desktop Wallpaper

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On This Day (1835): Darwin Reaches the Galapagos Islands

image On this day in 1835, Charles Darwin arrived at the Galapagos archipelago, a cluster of islands on the equator 600 miles west of South America. During his five weeks studying the fauna in the Galapagos, Darwin found the giant tortoises there greatly differed from one another according to which island they came from. From Today in Science History

See Breathtaking Photos of the Galapagos Islands on the Anniversary of Darwin’s Voyage

On Sept. 15, 1835, Charles Darwin and the H.M.S. Beagle arrived at the Galapagos Islands

Flamingos Intertwined in the Galapagos Islands

Camera NIKON D200 ISO 200 Focal Length 270mm Aperture f/5.6 Exposure Time 1/750 sec There aren’t a lot of flamingos in the Galapagos Islands, but there is a small, stable number of them. We spied these birds on the island of Isabela. There was a small group of them feeding with their heads below water, […]

The Global Travel Conspiracy, Episode 11 – Polar Bears and Penguins

This week I fly solo and record from Quito, Ecuador. I talk about my recent trips the last few weeks to Torngat Mountains National Park in Labrador and the Galapagos Islands. Subscribe on iTunes

Sperm Whale Clans Speak Different Dialects

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We humans pride ourselves on our cultural diversity, but we’re not the only creatures that form unique societies. Turns out, two clans of sperm whales living near the Galápagos Islands speak different dialects — offering yet more evidence that animals have culture, too. Read more...

The Virgin of Quito, Ecuador

Camera NIKON D300S ISO 200 Focal Length 62mm Aperture f/7.1 Exposure Time 1/1600 I took this photo last Wednesday on the first day of my 2015 G Adventures photography tour in Ecuador. Before heading to the Galapagos Islands we took a tour of Quito which included the old colonial city and a visit to El […]

You can now spy on the giant tortoises from the Galapagos Islands on Google Street View

Google recently launched a standalone Street View app for mobile phones, and now you can keep up with the giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands. There are tons of places you can check out with the app, in full 360-degree glory, but why not see what some huge tortoises are up to, right?

Walking in the footsteps of Galápagos giants: Wild tortoises in Google Maps

The giant tortoises of the Galápagos Islands have been stalwart survivors for centuries, but the last few hundred years have been rough. Once so numerous that sixteenth century explorers actually named the archipelago “galápago” forShow More Summary

Google’s Street View Trekker Makes A Return Trip To The Galapagos Islands

Google’s Street View cameras recently made a return trip to the Galapagos to catch up with the local population of giant tortoises. The company first launched Street View imagery of the islands back in 2013, when it partnered with the Charles Darwin Foundation and Galápagos National Park to produce the first set of images. Show More Summary

Darwin’s fast-evolving finches use a natural insect repellent

Four species of the iconic birds on the Galapagos Islands rub themselves with leaves that deter mosquitoes and parasitic flies

Shifting winds, ocean currents doubled endangered Galápagos penguin population

Shifting winds, ocean currents doubled endangered Galápagos penguin population, new research shows. The Galápagos Islands, a chain of islands 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) west of mainland Ecuador, are home to the only penguins in the Northern Hemisphere. Show More Summary

Flamingo and Reflection in the Galapagos Islands

Camera NIKON D300S ISO 400 Focal Length 200mm Aperture f/11 Exposure Time 1/200 The one bird I’ve seen in more places around the world than any other is the flamingo. I have seen flamingos in North America, South America, Europe and Africa. Flamingos are one of the few global species which can be found on […]

A New Migration Record for Blue Whales, and Why it's Important

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 1998, researchers photographed and collected DNA from a female pygmy blue whale off the coast of the Galapagos Islands. Eight years later, another team did the same with a similar-looking whale in the waters off Chile. Turns out, it was the same whale. Read more...

Protecting the Galápagos from Illegal Fishing

By Marcel Bigue In order to understand Ecuador's current strategy to combat illegal fishing, we must first look back to its origins. The Galapagos Islands and their surrounding waters encompass a truly unique ocean environment that has...Show More Summary

The Wolf of the Galapagos

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an amazing volcano picture from space, so here you go: The Wolf volcano on the Galapagos island of Isabela. But it’s not what you think: This shot was taken by NASA’s Terra Earth-observing satellite on June 11, 2015, a few weeks after an eruption. Show More Summary

Ecuador, first stop on Pope tour, highlights environment exhortation

QUITO (Reuters) - It is one of the most biodiverse nations on earth, boasting the Amazon rainforest, Andean mountains and the Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution.

New Ecuadorian Law Threatens the Galapagos Islands, Say Residents

3 months agoNews : Vice News

Residents of the Galapagos Islands are protesting a law passed earlier this month that gives the Ecuadorian government greater control over land use and wages on the popular tourist destination. Locals say this new law paves the wayShow More Summary

Photos – What Were Carole Radziwill And Bethenny Frankel Doing On A Yacht With Lisa Hochstein?

When Housewives worlds collide it usually involves Bravo – not this time! Lisa Hochstein posted gorgeous photos of her recent Galápagos Islands vacation, when we noticed something funny… during that same time, Carole Radziwill and Bethenny...Show More Summary

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