There are few places on earth that compare to the unforgettable Galapagos Islands when it comes to the sheer amount of wildlife roaming around in completely untouched habitats. The islands found off the west coast of Ecuador are a nature lovers paradise, boasting dozens of species endemic to the Galapagos in the air, on land and underwater. Where else could you possibly watch a blue-footed booby perform a mating dance, lay among sea lions, swim with a shark then snap a shot of a penguin perched on a rock?
Here is a look at some of the most popular species found in the islands.
WATCH: Two males try to woo a female in the Galapagos Islands with their mating dance.
Spotted eagle ray
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Globe Guide travelled to the Galapagos as a guest of Ecoventura. As always, hosts have no editorial influence on articles