animals of Galapagos
Did you know that the Galápagos Islands are named after getting their giant tortoises? The word “Galápagos” means saddle, and when Spaniards came to the islands they found that the
Giant mantas are fabulous creatures… and from July to early October, these migrating species make their journey to Ecuadorian waters. Giant manta rays visit the Ecuadorian coastline to feed on plankton that accumulates near the shores during this time, after being dragged by the Humboldt current and deposited in the north of Peru and the south of Ecuador. There are two species of mantas that you can spot; the Reef Manta Ray (Manta Alfredi), the Giant Mantas (Manta Birostris) are exceptional: they are
The mix of hot and cold water temperatures has invited species from different areas in the Pacific ocean to coexist in this marine sanctuary. The Cromwell submarine current generates plenty
Para mí el buceo tiene muchísimos significados. Las experiencias, los lugares nuevos y la gente que conozco en mis aventuras, le dan cada vez más significados al buceo. Creo que
March in San Cristobal and Genovesa means frigates’ mating season. These magnificent birds, also called “the condor of the oceans” by famous Charles Darwin, have an impressive wingspan and a
Did you know that on top of all the other fantastic animals you can find in the Galapagos, you can also find flamingos?
Flamingos in the Galapagos can be spotted in Floreana, Santa Cruz, Isabella, Santiago, and Bainbridge.
Blue-footed Boobies are in mating season during April and May, giving visitors the chance to see them do their fancy dance. During the booby-mating season, male Blue-footed Boobies do a fancy courtship dance with lots of hooting, honking and pointing their beaks skyward. This takes place on different times on different islands, but around March-May is a good time to see this particular spectacle.