On Flashback Fridays I reflect back on some past travels before I started this blog. Follow at #FlashbackFri.
Weird birds with blue feet, giant tortoises, dragons and menacing sharks – No, I am not talking about a mystical world. I am talking about a place that actually exists on earth. To be precise 926km west of continental Ecuador – The Galapagos Islands.
Ever since I heard about these mysterious islands during my evolution classes at high school I wanted to visit them. The Galapagos Islands have a vast amount of endemic species, which means that they don’t live anywhere else in the world. Most have adapted to life on the islands through evolution and you can therefore see all kinds of weird and wonderful creatures, from blue footed boobies (yes they are really called that), to frigate birds, giant tortoises, sea and land iguanas, sea lions, whales and so many more. So ten years after I first heard about the Galapagos Islands I finally had the chance to visit them as part of my Ecuador trip. I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking though:
Have you ever been to the Galapagos Islands? What is the weirdest animal you have ever seen?