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In May 2008, I traveled to the Galapagos Islands, primarily to see the wildlife that began Charles Darwin's development of his theory of evolution. The Galapagos Islands sit astride the equator six hundred miles west of the coast of Ecuador. There are 13 large and 6 smaller islands and innumerable islets and rocks. Many of the islands are covered with sparse arid vegetation, and grasses and forest are seen only at high elevations.
Because the strict rule of the Ecuadorian government, the wildlife is completely unafraid of humans. We could approach within several feet of any species. No need for telephoto lenses.
The Galapagos Islands