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Galapagos Sea Lion
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Exciting Times Ahead: Galapagos Sea Lion Pupping Season Kicks Off!

August is among us, and the wildlife never stops in Galapagos, especially during sea lion pupping season. This is the case with the year-round sightings of Galapagos sea lions across the archipelago. This famous species from our list of the Big 15 Galapagos is undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous creatures in the archipelago, not to mention a clear favorite with residents and tourists alike.

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Red Footed Booby Galapagos Island
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Galapagos Red-Footed Boobies – A Truly Unique Bird Species

Galapagos red-footed boobies are unusual-looking birds, distinguished by their vivid blue beaks and bright red feet. Even stranger is that a bird with webbed feet makes its nests among bushes and trees. Strong digits enable these birds to cling to branches, much like eagles, sparrows, crows, and most other birds that spend considerable time in trees.

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Galapagos Iconic Species: Lava Lizard
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Christopher Klassen

Unveiling the Wonders of Galapagos Islands’ Lava Lizards

Much like sea lions, Galapagos Lava Lizards are another species that visitors to the islands are likely to encounter, though they are far less conspicuous. A significant population of these lizards can be found on all the main Galapagos Islands, except for Darwin, Wolf, and Genovesa islands.

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Galapagos Hawk
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Martin Barreiro

Galapagos Hawk on Fernandina Island: An Unexpected Sight from the Skies

One of the tiniest and “newest” geologically speaking islands in the archipelago is Fernandina. There is still an active volcano there that erupted about four months ago, and due to its tremendous activity, it is constantly changing. When we got to the island this time, we were pleasantly pleased to see a Galapagos Hawk on Fernandina Island. This encounter remarkably set the tone for the remainder of our journey.

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Christmas iguana resting on la rock on Española Island.
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Christopher Klassen

Christmas Iguana: A Festive Pleasure

Some of the rarest and most unusual species on the planet, including the Christmas iguana, may be found on the Galapagos Islands. Since they are native to the archipelago, seeing them enhances the already enchanted atmosphere of an already wonderful location.

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Flying Fish Galapagos Islands
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Christopher Klassen

Flying Fish in Galapagos: Gliding Across the Sky

Flying fish in Galapagos often surprise and excite our guests by leaping out of the deep blue waters and fluttering and splashing around in the ocean like careless stones. They usually surface to splash up around the Santa Cruz II Galapagos cruise ship’s sides. Occasionally, during the night, visitors may even be fortunate enough to see a school of white-tip reef sharks that frequent the ship’s sides in search of flying fish to eat! 

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Galapagos Hawk Spotting A Prey
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Martin Barreiro

Galapagos Hawks on Santa Fe Island: A Stunning Galapagos Experience

Although Santa Fe is one of the more ancient islands in the Galapagos, it is still very distinct, much like most islands in this incredible location. For example, Galapagos Hawks on Santa Fe Island add to its uniqueness. We have to leave this island alone by 10:00 a.m. Because of this, we started our operation a little earlier this morning than usual so that we all have as much time as possible to take in all Santa Fe has to offer regarding wonders.

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