Photo: Enter the Galapagos land iguana

About a meter long, this beefy Galapagos land iguana pretty much ignored us as we stumbled upon him during our visit to Santa Cruz Island. That was pretty much the case for every bird and animal we encountered in the Galapagos.

Wildlife is abundant on the islands and is oblivious to the humans that come to visit. That makes it easy to take spectacular closeup photographs which would be impossible elsewhere.

Almost as remarkable to me were the prickly pear cactus trees on this island that resembled something from a Dr. Seuss story.

The Galapagos is one of those places that lives up to the hype and is worthy of inclusion on every traveller’s bucket list.

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