Galapagos: Above Water

The Galapagos Islands are an almost mythical travel destination. When the naturalist Charles Darwin visited the flora and fauna prompted him to develop the theory of evolution. The landscape varies from barren wastelands to lush highlands, and all manner of steps in between. To say that islands are “otherworldly” is an understatement.

Valerie and I have been dreaming of the Galapagos for many years. Specifically, we have always wanted to SCUBA dive here. There are few places on earth that one can dive with schools of hammerhead sharks, or just enjoy nearly untouched reef systems. While the diving was everything we hoped it would be, and it will get its own post, the topside attractions were nearly as impressive.

Here is a small sample of what we saw.

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Scott Dusek is a freelance writer specializing in travel and photography. He has extensively traveled to over 50 countries. When Scott is not writing you can find him trekking, climbing, or scuba diving.