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Galapagos Islands

Sally Lightfoot crabs are easily recognizable, with their reddish-orange shell and their baby blue belly. In this post, you’ll learn 22 Sally Lightfoot crab facts, including size, diet, symbiosis, habitat, range and more. Plus lots of photos from our Galapagos trips. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with a good [...]

Tropical penguins? Yes! In this post, you’ll learn 43 Galapagos penguin facts, including adaptations to keep cool, habits and habitats, when and where to see them, and more. Plus lots of photos and videos of this amazing warm water penguin. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with a [...]

The waved albatross is the largest bird in the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you’ll learn 25 facts about the waved albatross, including diet, wingspan, mating habits (including a special mating dance), range and more. Plus lots of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with a good [...]

The blue-footed booby has become the unofficial mascot of the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you’ll learn 43 blue-footed booby facts, including dancing and mating rituals, diet, dive bombing feeding habits, range and more. Plus tons of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with a good zoom and [...]

Red footed boobies are one of the most unique birds that you’ll find in the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you’ll learn 25 red-footed booby facts about color morphs, three subspecies, unique features, range, size, and more. Plus lots of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with [...]

Nazca boobies are the largest of the booby birds in the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you’ll learn 26 Nazca booby facts – from range, diet, mating rituals, and obligate siblicide (yes, it’s as scary as it sounds). Plus lots of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera [...]

Curious to learn about these nocturnal seabirds with night vision? In this post, you’ll learn 28 facts about the swallow-tailed gull, found primarily in the Galapagos Islands. We include diet, size, mating, range, and how they manage to hunt at night. Plus, just what do their red eye rings mean? Let’s get started! Travel tip: If [...]

In this guide, you’ll learn 22 facts about the Galapagos hawk. They include diet, range, size, endangered status, mating habits and more. Curious about which islands the Galapagos hawks live on? And if they are hard to photograph? I cover all this and more, plus photos and up-close videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to [...]

Planning a trip to the Galapagos? Here are 19 amazing Galapagos Islands animals to watch for on your next trip! This traveler’s guide to the animals of the Galapagos will whet your appetite for adventure. For me, one of the best things about visiting a new place is all the amazing animals I get to [...]

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