These images were captured on a seven-day expedition in the Galapagos Islands conducted by Lindblad Expeditions aboard the National Geographic ship Endeavor II. During this expedition, we visited eight islands ranging from the easternmost San Cristobal Island to the westernmost Fernandina Island. The Galapagos are a wildlife lover’s dream, with some animal species found nowhere else in the world. The animals are completely unafraid of people, so it is possible to approach them quite closely to observe and photograph them. The Galapagos are famous for their giant tortoises, marine and land iguanas, sea lions, and nesting colonies of marine birds including frigatebirds, blue- and red-footed boobies, flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, flamingos, pelicans, and many other species. In addition to the animals, the volcanic origins of the islands and their widely varying ages provided fascinating landscapes for us to explore.
In addition to wildlife and landscape images, this gallery contains other photographs that document other aspects of the expedition.