Hidden iguana on the Galpagos

The Galápagos Islands are something of a mecca for wildlife biologists and enthusiasts alike. The journey there is perhaps the closest thing those in the sciences have to a holy pilgrimage.
While Charles Darwin’s theories about evolution and natural selection would take decades to fully form, it was on these islands that some of the initial ideas were planted deep within his mind. As a result, these are some of the most intensively studied, best understood ecosystems on the planet. They are also remarkably well protected.
Thanks to the fame of the Galápagos, just about everybody with even a passing interest in wildlife knows about their giant tortoises, flightless seabirds, Darwin’s famous finches, and seagoing iguanas.

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