The Galapagos Islands, Part 2

By Nomadic Matt | Published April 13th, 2011

On Monday, I posted some photos from the Galapagos Islands. They were pretty. But I have so many good photos from my trip to the islands that simply posting one set of photos wouldn’t be enough. So here is a second batch of photos with more animals, landscapes, and a cool video:

giant yellow lizard
Yellow Land Lizard

a masked boobie
Espanola Island

giant land iguana
Baby Sea Lion going for a swim

Giant Tortoise eating in the galapagos
Giant Pelican

Sunset in the Galapagos Islands
Another sunset in the Galapagos Islands

multi colored lizard
Sea Lions

fish in the galapagos islands
Baby Masked Booby

Sunset in the Galapagos Islands
Prickly Cactus

Blue Footed Booby
Multi-Colored Land Crab close up

Sea lion in the Galapagos Islands
Sea Turtle

Disclaimer: My trip to the Galapagos Islands was free as part of my Wanderers in Residence partnership with Gap Adventures. You can get a 10% off any Gap Adventure tours by purchasing my guide to traveling the world.

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sweet pictures… SIGH. the Galapagos Islands would be a dream come true.

random question: what camera do you use? (is it the same you use for your underwater shots?)


I use a Nikon S8100. A high end point and click.

nice ones :) think i just added another destination to my list 😀


It’s definitely a destination that should be on everyone’s list.

This is a dream trip for me and my two kids! I am putting money away now for my two girls, so that one day they can opt to take that money to travel around the world! Galapagos is one place we are all dreaming of going to (hopefully, GAP is still sending tours there, LOL!). Awesome pics, Matt!

Fantastic pictures ! With all this wildlife, we understand better why it’s in Galapagos Islands that Darwin was developing his Theory of Evolution.


Then my work here is done.


I stayed on the boat for all 5 days and we just went to the various islands each day.


It was utterly amazing. Such beauty everywhere.


I’m going to the Galapagos in May with Gap. I’ve traveled with them before to Manchu Pichu as I hiked the Inca Trail back in 2009. Great company and I’m so excited for you to be part of their new program.

Thank you for the great pictures. I can’t wait to go an get a few booby pics myself. Travel safely. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures and hopefully one day, I can meet up with you on one of my trips as I’m planning to go to Antarctica later this year.


Have a great time with them! The trip was amazing. What boat are you going on?

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