We absolutely loved the Galapagos. Even now, many months and adventures later, we love looking back on our photos of the Galapagos Islands and remembering what an incredible time we had. Whilst it’s pretty expensive as backpacking destinations go, and not exactly the easiest place to reach, I’d recommend it to any travellers who love nature and wildlife.
Alongside the amazing animals and marine life, there are beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes, all of which combine to make it one of the ultimate bucket list destinations. We’ve written about what we did in the Galapagos and Rob even blogged a diary of our time there, but in this post we just wanted to focus solely on some of our favourite photos of the Galapagos Islands. We have literally thousands from our 10 days there, but these are the ones we love the most.
Hope you like them and we’d love to see any and all of your photography from the Galapagos – hit us up in the comments for how we can find them 🙂
One of our first sights was this enormous volcanic crater on Isabela Island – the second biggest in the world
Hanging out with these not so little guys was amazingly fun
Can you tell I was pretty excited?!
What was exciting was spotting these Galapagos Penguins – as technically it wasn’t the right time of year to see them
The mangrove forests are beautiful and were so much more colourful than we imagined them to be
We also managed to spot a flamingo against this amazing volcanic backdrop – this lagoon was the only life around
The sealions were everywhere just as you expect, but they’re much cuter than you imagine
This is one of my hands down favourite photos of the Galapagos – taken at Rabida Island with its bright red sand and blue seas
More baby sea lions…
Off the coast of Fernandina, which is basically just lava – I love the ash mountains in the background
It’s kind of amazing that anything can thrive in such a barren landscape
Fernandina is full of marine iguanas – you find yourself literally tripping over them and they’re so amazing to watch
This was sad though – something happened that killed a lot of the population but our guide said that they weren’t sure what it was
We also managed to see the famous blue footed boobies – and their feet are bluer than you’d think!
More volcanic coastal landscapes – and the flightless cormorant which is completely unique to the Galapagos Islands
Another cute marine iguana hanging out by a lagoon – this also had reef sharks swimming around but we only got videos not pictures
There were a lot of these red crabs around – they were so bright in contrast with the lava fields
And finally… a very angry heron!
If you ever have the opportunity to go to the Galapagos Islands – grab it with both hands! You won’t regret it, as it’s just unlike anywhere else in the world and one of the most memorable travel experiences we’ve ever had.
We also made a short video about our time there which we’d love you to watch if you’ve enjoyed our favourite photos from the Galapagos Islands.
When she's not travelling, Sarah loves to spend time eating things, reading things and generally flopping about. She has a dog called Archie who she takes for walks and a house in the middle of England which she shares with Rob in a 70/30 split.