Galapagos Animals: Up-Close and Curious (Video)

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Galapagos animals are different than any we’ve seen.

Of course, some of them are huge and others have blue feet. But it’s more than that. They are bold and unafraid.

Because the Galapagos Islands are protected, and the majority of them are part of the National Park, the animals don’t fear us.

In this video, we share some of our favorite animal encounters: sea turtles, giant tortoises, sea lions, marine iguanas, lava lizards, pelicans, and more. Each animal comes over to our camera to check it out.

This video was first published on our other site: How to use a selfie stick for better animal photos.

Galapagos Animals: Up-Close and Curious

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Planning a trip to the Galapagos? This set of 17 Galapagos books might help. Our favorite island was definitely Floreana. It has a pretty bizarre history.

Your Turn

What’s your favorite Galapagos animal? Are you planning on visiting the Islands? Please share it below!

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Meet the Author

Bryan Haines

Bryan Haines is editor of GringosAbroad - one of the largest English language sites about Ecuador. Work with GringosAbroad. He is a travel blogger, photographer and content marketer. He is also co-founder of ClickLikeThis (GoPro tutorial blog) and Storyteller Media (content marketing for travel brands).

2 comments… add one
  • Grace O'Malley May 15, 2016, 1:25 am

    Bryan and Dena,

    Are there any videos of Cotacachi or Otavalo? Additionally, is there any information on your site regarding Cotacachi or Otavalo? Please let me know. Thank you very much and please keep up the great work and great service you guys do for others by having and maintaining this site.

  • link Apr 13, 2016, 6:11 pm

    Great information. Lucky me I found your blog by chance (stumbleupon).
    I have saved it for later!

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