Galapagos Islands – Evidence Of the Evolution of The World

Galapagos Islands - Evidence Of the Evolution of The World

There are places on earth that can disappear before you get a chance to visit. The irony is that most of them disappear as people flock to see their beauty and do not care about the effect that they have on the environment. By visiting the Galapagos archipelago you will understand why the scientist Charles Darwin chose this place for the creation of his scientific theory about the origin of species. In 1835 he stayed there about two months writing down and drawing each plant and animal he had encountered.

Biologists who work on the ships are trying at all ways to preserve the islands in the original form. It is prohibited to carry food, so tourists may take only water. Also the animals should not be touched.

Galapagos Islands - Evidence Of the Evolution of The World

Image by Peri Apex via Flickr

Galapagos Islands - Evidence Of the Evolution of The World

Image by Peri Apex via Flickr

The Galapagos Island is archipelago which is set as a magic necklace of about 13 volcanic islands and several small islands and rocks that are just below the equator on the west coast of South America. The archipelago is located 1,000 kilometers from the mainland of the Pacific Ocean. You can see animals and plants such as cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The Galapagos Islands are a natural wonder in the middle of the ocean.They are located in the clash of three marine currents instead of constant seismic and volcanic activity which led to unusual fauna, huge turtles, iguana and various species of birds. This inspired Charles Darwin to formulate the theory of evolution after visiting the island.

Galapagos Islands - Evidence Of the Evolution of The World

Image by Peri Apex via Flickr

Galapagos Islands - Evidence Of the Evolution of The World

Image by Peri Apex via Flickr

Galapagos Islands - Evidence Of the Evolution of The World

Image by Peri Apex via Flickr

Although this area is considered as one of the most active volcanic areas in the world it is safe enough for fascinating and magical summer vacation. Endless magical sandy beaches and crystal clear waters will delight you from the first glance and will not let you think of your home. Endemic fauna includes unique reptiles and birds. All reptiles are endemic species, but two sea turtles. These include the Galapagos land and marine iguanas, as well as the giant tortoise with 11 subspecies different islands all of which are endangered. There are 57 species of birds of which 26 are endemic, six species of mammals and marine life including several species of sharks, whales and fish.

Galapagos Islands - Evidence Of the Evolution of The World

Image by Paul Krawczuk via Flickr

Image by Peri Apex via Flickr

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