Become encompassed in the world-famous living laboratory of the Galapagos Islands, among the feathered nests of blue-footed boobies and trolling feet of the giant Galapagos tortoise, and along the way you will doubtlessly come across animals that, although they don’t have such big names, are just as spectacular.
When Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos in 1835, he introduced the world to birds that had lost their ability to fly and a finch that had evolved at an exhausting rate into approximately 15 species. Nevertheless, beyond these species there are a multitude of others that you would never expect to find, that have moved outside of their comfort zone to overcome the daily battle of survival, and as a result have developed stunning alterations and adaptations entirely unique to this archipelago.
The American (Galapagos) flamingo
The picturesque American flamingo isn’t the first animal tourists expect to see arriving to these equatorial