Animal Photos of the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are home to the most fascinating species of animals on earth. The Galapagos islands are a harsh environment and animals weren't supposed to live here. However, thousands of years ago, animals drifted on air currents and debris from the mainland. These air currents took them to the Galapagos Islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean creating the most unique ecosystem in the world. We compiled a spectacular collection of “Animal Photos Galapagos Islands” to share with you. You won't see many of these animals anywhere else in the world. The're unique to the Galapagos islands and they are incredible to see.

The Galapagos Islands are located off the coast of Ecuador, South America. We captured amazing videos and photos during our time there and here are our favourite animal photos from the trip. It is in the Galapagos that you will encounter wildlife so close you can reach out and touch them. The animals will waddle or swim right up to your nose. They have no fear of humans are very curious creatures.

Animal Photos Galapagos Islands

Blue Footed Boobies in the Galapagos


The giant tortoise of the Galapagos Islands


The Galapagos Sea Lion


The regal Marine Iguana of the Galapagos


A Pelican takes flight.


Mating season for the Frigate bird of Galapagos


Crabs dot the landscape of the Galapagos Islands


The always cute Lava Lizard


Yes there are Penguins in the Galapagos.

And Finally….

Since we didn't capture a worthy photo of the Galapagos Shark, we thought we'd show a video of our encounter. The Galapagos shark is unique to the islands and you will be able to swim right in the centre of a swirling group of the big sea animals.

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Read more about the Galapagos Islands at Wanna Know What It’s like on an Active Galapagos Tour?  or Marine Iguanas Feeding Underwater

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