at the Darwin Research center at Santa Cruz some get up-close and personal to the turtles
he is the undisputed boss at Santiago Island
Santiago Island: you can get pretty close to the animals, they are not afraid of people
a Lava Heron at Puerta Egas on Santiago
the northern beach at Bartelome with Pinnacle Rock in the background
Galapagos Highlights

These 16 photos highlight our week long tour of the Galapagos archipelago aboard the Celebrity Xpedition. 

For more details of the fantastic flora and fauna of the Galapagos please see the different albums. They are organized per island.

Enjoy, like we did when we visited Darwin's backyard in June 2009.

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a juvenile Frigatbird at North Seymore
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a land Iguana at North Seymore
a Sally Lightfoot crab, you find them at most of the islands
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Wave Albatrosses at Espanola
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a Blue-footed Booby at Espanola
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the Baroness Outlook at Floriana
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Barteloma: splendid panorama at the volcanic top
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marine Iguanas at Fernandina
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the lava beach at Fernandina with the Celebrity Xpedition in the background
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close-up of a turtle beauty in the Santa Cruz Highlands
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close-up of a Marine Iguana at Fernandina. Boy, are they ugly