There are few places like this on Earth. A magnificent frigatebird keeps watch high over the village of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island.
A great blue heron hunts along a beach, with little fear of humans.
The rare lava gull
Marine iguanas on lava rock.
Sally lightfoot crabs enjoying the sun.
An eel hunts in the shadows.
Sea lions enjoying the beach on Isabella.
The raw power of the Pacific Ocean!
We can learn from what is being done in the Galapagos. Our species can live side-by-side with the natural world. Images by Michael Leveille