In Focus: A Trip to the Galapagos Islands

 

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Daniel Orellana of the Charles Darwin Foundation collects seashore imagery with the Street View Trekker at the Los Humedales wetland area on Isabela Island in the Galapagos.

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An aerial view of Sombrero Chino Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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Daniel Orellana of the Charles Darwin Foundation crosses a rocky lava field to reach a land iguana restoration area in Bahia Cartago, Isabela Island in the Galapagos

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A close-up of a pair of Booby feet

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A diver swims alongside a whale shark in the Galapagos Islands. Scientists from the Galapagos National Park, the University of California, Davis and the Charles Darwin Foundation, have launched an investigation to unravel the mysteries of the whale shark, a species believed to be present in the oceans for at least 60 million years. The first stage of the study involved placing transmitters on the sharks.

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Marine Iguanas cling to a rock at Suarez Point on Espanola Island.

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A Frigatebird in the Galapagos islands

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Daniel Orellana of the Charles Darwin Foundation crosses a field of ferns to reach some naturally­ occurring sulfur mines on the top of Sierra Negra, an active volcano on Isabela Island in the Galapagos.

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A young Galapgos Sea Lion, Marine Iguanas in the background, in Bahia Fe, Santa Cruz Island

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