The Galapagos Islands

Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 km from the South American continent, these  islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique “living museum and showcase of evolution”.

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Sam Pan Bok

See also

5 breathtaking places– part two

The 120 islands are situated on the Galapagos Submarine Platform. The largest are Isabela, Santa Cruz, Fernandina, Santiago and San Cristobal.

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The islands were formed by the ongoing seismic and the volcanic activity.

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Here is a variety of animals; the fauna is characterized by invertebrate, reptile and bird species. These include the Galapagos giant tortoise, terrestrial iguanas, marine iguana, three racer species, numerous lizards of the genus and geckos.

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We consider that is worth visiting these miracles of nature if you have the chance. You can’t miss it!

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Posted on April 1, 2011 by in Pacific | Tagged , , , , .


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