A photo tribute commemorating Lonesome George, a Galapagos tortoise and last of his kind, who sadly died just yesterday.
The Galapagos Islands are full of unique animals like the Blue Footed Booby or the Giant Tortoise. Who would have thought that I’d leave with a new found love for sea lions? They’re adorable, comical and surprisingly agile.
Learn about Galapagos tortoises at The Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Clara Island. See the famous Lonesome George in the flesh (or in his case shell).
This week’s photo is of a Blue Footed Booby, a bird that inhabits tropical/sub-tropical islands in the Pacific Ocean, most notably the Galapagos Islands.
The first photo in a new “Travel Photo of the Week” series is of a Land Iguana in the Galapagos Islands which was taken in May 2007.