Galapagos Islands photos

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A whale shark swims through the open ocean in the Galapagos Islands.  The whale shark is the largest shark on Earth, but is harmless eating plankton and small fish, Rhincodon typus, Darwin Island
A whale shark swims through the open ocean in the Galapagos Islands. The whale shark is the largest shark on Earth, but is harmless eating plankton and small fish.
Species: Whale shark, Rhincodon typus
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 01520  
Galapagos shark swims over a reef in the Galapagos Islands, with schooling fish in the distance, Carcharhinus galapagensis, Wolf Island
Galapagos shark swims over a reef in the Galapagos Islands, with schooling fish in the distance.
Species: Galapagos shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16240  
Scalloped hammerhead shark swims over a reef in the Galapagos Islands.  The hammerheads eyes and other sensor organs are placed far apart on its wide head to give the shark greater ability to sense the location of prey, Sphyrna lewini, Wolf Island
Scalloped hammerhead shark swims over a reef in the Galapagos Islands. The hammerheads eyes and other sensor organs are placed far apart on its wide head to give the shark greater ability to sense the location of prey.
Species: Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16246  
Bigeye trevally jacks, motion blur, schooling, Caranx sexfasciatus, Darwin Island
Bigeye trevally jacks, motion blur, schooling.
Species: Bigeye jack, Caranx sexfasciatus
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16347  
Galapagos penguin, underwater, swimming.  Bartolome Island, Spheniscus mendiculus
Galapagos penguin, underwater, swimming. Bartolome Island.
Species: Galapagos penguin, Spheniscus mendiculus
Location: Bartolome Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16234  
Magnificent frigatebird, adult male on nest, with throat pouch inflated, a courtship display to attract females, Fregata magnificens, North Seymour Island
Magnificent frigatebird, adult male on nest, with throat pouch inflated, a courtship display to attract females.
Species: Magnificent frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
Location: North Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16725  
Hammerhead sharks swim in a school underwater at Wolf Island in the Galapagos archipelago.  The hammerheads eyes and other sensor organs are placed far apart on its wide head to give the shark greater ability to sense the location of prey, Sphyrna lewini
Hammerhead sharks swim in a school underwater at Wolf Island in the Galapagos archipelago. The hammerheads eyes and other sensor organs are placed far apart on its wide head to give the shark greater ability to sense the location of prey.
Species: Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16271  
Magnificent frigatebird, adult female on nest, Fregata magnificens, North Seymour Island
Magnificent frigatebird, adult female on nest.
Species: Magnificent frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
Location: North Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16726  
Hammerhead sharks, schooling, black and white / grainy, Sphyrna lewini, Darwin Island
Hammerhead sharks, schooling, black and white / grainy.
Species: Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16255  
Nazca booby in flight, Sula granti, Wolf Island
Nazca booby in flight.
Species: Nazca booby, Sula granti
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16681  
Galapagos sea lion playing with puffer fish, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki, Cousins
Galapagos sea lion playing with puffer fish.
Species: Galapagos sea lion, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki
Location: Cousins, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 02252  
Darwin's Arch, a dramatic 50-foot tall natural lava arch, rises above the ocean a short distance offshore of Darwin Island. On June 10, 2021, Darwin's Arch broke and fell into the ocean, leaving behind two partial pillars
Darwin's Arch, a dramatic 50-foot tall natural lava arch, rises above the ocean a short distance offshore of Darwin Island. On June 10, 2021, Darwin's Arch broke and fell into the ocean, leaving behind two partial pillars.
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16621  
Marine iguana, underwater, forages for green algae that grows on the lava reef, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, Bartolome Island
Marine iguana, underwater, forages for green algae that grows on the lava reef.
Species: Marine iguana, Amblyrhynchus cristatus
Location: Bartolome Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16227  
Galapagos shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis, Wolf Island
Galapagos shark.
Species: Galapagos shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16239  
Galapagos sea lion on volcanic rocks, sunset, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki, Isla Lobos
Galapagos sea lion on volcanic rocks, sunset.
Species: Galapagos sea lion, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki
Location: Isla Lobos, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16504  
Galapagos fur seal,  Darwin Island, Arctocephalus galapagoensis
Galapagos fur seal, Darwin Island.
Species: Galapagos fur seal, Arctocephalus galapagoensis
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16314  
Whale shark, Rhincodon typus, Darwin Island
Whale shark.
Species: Whale shark, Rhincodon typus
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 01503  
Galapagos sea lion playing with puffer fish, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki, Cousins
Galapagos sea lion playing with puffer fish.
Species: Galapagos sea lion, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki
Location: Cousins, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 02254  
Coral hawkfish, Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus, Wolf Island
Coral hawkfish.
Species: Coral hawkfish, Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 02432  
Stone scorpionfish, Scorpaena mystes, Wolf Island
Stone scorpionfish.
Species: Pacific spotted scorpionfish, Scorpaena mystes
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 02568  
Blue-footed booby, courtship display, Sula nebouxii, North Seymour Island
Blue-footed booby, courtship display.
Species: Blue-footed booby, Sula nebouxii
Location: North Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 01791  
Sally Lightfoot crab, Grapsus grapsus
Sally Lightfoot crab.
Species: Sally lightfoot crab, Grapsus grapsus
Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 01896  
Galapagos penguin at sunset, Spheniscus mendiculus, Bartolome Island
Galapagos penguin at sunset.
Species: Galapagos penguin, Spheniscus mendiculus
Location: Bartolome Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 02267  
Hammerhead sharks, schooling, Sphyrna lewini, Wolf Island
Hammerhead sharks, schooling.
Species: Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16257  
Schooling fish, Albany, James Island
Schooling fish, Albany.
Location: James Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 02032  
Magnificent frigatebird (note blue eye ring), juvenile, Fregata magnificens, North Seymour Island
Magnificent frigatebird (note blue eye ring), juvenile.
Species: Magnificent frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
Location: North Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 02271  
Magnificent frigatebird, adult male on nest, with raised wings and throat pouch inflated in a courtship display to attract females, Fregata magnificens, North Seymour Island
Magnificent frigatebird, adult male on nest, with raised wings and throat pouch inflated in a courtship display to attract females.
Species: Magnificent frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
Location: North Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16728  
Galapagos fur seal,  Darwin Island, Arctocephalus galapagoensis
Galapagos fur seal, Darwin Island.
Species: Galapagos fur seal, Arctocephalus galapagoensis
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16321  
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