Flightless Cormorant, Isla Isabela: The Flightless Cormorant, also known as the Galapagos Cormorant, is native to the Galapagos Islands. It is unique in that it is the only cormorant that has lost the ability to fly. it has a very restricted range.

Flightless Cormorant, Isla Isabela: The Flightless Cormorant, also known as the Galapagos Cormorant, is native to the Galapagos Islands. It is unique in that it is the only cormorant that has lost the ability to fly. it has a very restricted range.

Galapagos sea lion stretches on the beach: Galapagos islands sea lion are fin-footed mammals with amazing abilities in water. Adult males known as bulls are the head of the colony. Bulls grow to be up to 7 feet (2 meters) in length and 800 lbs (363 kg).

Galapagos sea lion stretches on the beach: Galapagos islands sea lion are fin-footed mammals with amazing abilities in water. Adult males known as bulls are the head of the colony. Bulls grow to be up to 7 feet meters) in length and 800 lbs kg).

A bottlenose dolphin leaps into the air, Isla Fernandina: The bottlenose dolphin is perhaps one of the most well known cetaceans, because of its widespread use in marine parks and research facilities

A bottlenose dolphin leaps into the air, Isla Fernandina: The bottlenose dolphin is perhaps one of the most well known cetaceans, because of its widespread use in marine parks and research facilities

Bryde's Whale, Isla Fernandina: The adult male Bryde's whale measures 12.2 to 15.2 meters (40 to 50 feet) and weights about 13 tons. They have a bluish-gray body with white on the underside

Bryde's Whale, Isla Fernandina: The adult male Bryde's whale measures to meters to 50 feet) and weights about 13 tons. They have a bluish-gray body with white on the underside

Land Iguana, Isla Fernandina: Land iguanas grow to 3 feet (1 meter) in length. Their yellowish-orange belly and brownish red back make them more colorful then their cousins the marine iguana. The land iguana lives in the arid portion of the islands.

Land Iguana, Isla Fernandina: Land iguanas grow to 3 feet meter) in length. Their yellowish-orange belly and brownish red back make them more colorful then their cousins the marine iguana. The land iguana lives in the arid portion of the islands.

Green Sea Turtle enters the water after a trip on shore, Isla Isabella: WUnlike other species, Green Turtles are found in all temperate and tropical waters throughout the world. The Green Sea Turtle is the largest hard-shelled sea turtle in the world.

Green Sea Turtle enters the water after a trip on shore, Isla Isabella: WUnlike other species, Green Turtles are found in all temperate and tropical waters throughout the world. The Green Sea Turtle is the largest hard-shelled sea turtle in the world.

Magnificent Frigatebirds, at sea off Isla Isabella: The Magnificent Frigatebird was sometimes previously known as Man O'War, reflecting its rakish lines, speed, and aerial piracy of other birds.

Magnificent Frigatebirds, at sea off Isla Isabella: The Magnificent Frigatebird was sometimes previously known as Man O'War, reflecting its rakish lines, speed, and aerial piracy of other birds.

Nazca Booby, Espanola: Nazca boobies are known for practicing obligate siblicide. They lay two eggs, several days apart. If both eggs hatch, the elder chick will push its sibling out of the nest area, leaving it to die of thirst or cold.

Nazca Booby, Espanola: Nazca boobies are known for practicing obligate siblicide. They lay two eggs, several days apart. If both eggs hatch, the elder chick will push its sibling out of the nest area, leaving it to die of thirst or cold.

Magnificent Frigatebirds, at sea off Isla Isabella: The Magnificent Frigatebird has a large range ans is found on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of America, from Baja California to Ecuador, including Galapagos, and from Florida to S Brazil;

Magnificent Frigatebirds, at sea off Isla Isabella: The Magnificent Frigatebird has a large range ans is found on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of America, from Baja California to Ecuador, including Galapagos, and from Florida to S Brazil;

Vermillion Flycatcher uses Galapagos Tortoise as a spot to hunt insects from, Isla Santa Cruz: The subspecies found on Isla Santa Cruz in an endemic form of Vermilion Flycatcher.

Vermillion Flycatcher uses Galapagos Tortoise as a spot to hunt insects from, Isla Santa Cruz: The subspecies found on Isla Santa Cruz in an endemic form of Vermilion Flycatcher.

A Lava lizard finds a Galapagos Iguana's head a convenient place to bask: Iguana is the common name for a large new world lizard. They have distinctive eyelids, external eardrums, throat pouches, each limb has 5 toes with sharp claws allowing them to climb. Unlike most lizards, iguanas are vegetarians.

A Lava lizard finds a Galapagos Iguana's head a convenient place to bask: Iguana is the common name for a large new world lizard. They have distinctive eyelids, external eardrums, throat pouches, each limb has 5 toes with sharp claws allowing them to climb. Unlike most lizards, iguanas are vegetarians.

Galapagos Giant Tortoise, Isla Santa Cruz: Giant Tortoise's grow for 30 to 40 years, reaching almost five feet. They also weigh about 500 pounds. These are the largest tortoises in the world. In general, they are the longest living of all vertebrates. The oldest giant tortoise on record lived 152 years.

Galapagos Giant Tortoise, Isla Santa Cruz: Giant Tortoise's grow for 30 to 40 years, reaching almost five feet. They also weigh about 500 pounds. These are the largest tortoises in the world. In general, they are the longest living of all vertebrates. The oldest giant tortoise on record lived 152 years.

Pinta Galapagos Tortoise, Charles Darwin Research Center, Isla Santa Cruz: "Lonesome George" is probably the last giant Pinta tortoise. Since George was discovered in 1971, there have been many attempts to get him to reproduce

Pinta Galapagos Tortoise, Charles Darwin Research Center, Isla Santa Cruz: "Lonesome George" is probably the last giant Pinta tortoise. Since George was discovered in there have been many attempts to get him to reproduce

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