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 meters) in length and 800 lbs kg).
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.
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;
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.
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