Charles Darwin, an English naturalist and geologist, set out on a five year expedition on The Beagle in 1831. On his expedition he observed the rainforest in Brazil, discovered fossils and bones of extinct animals, experienced an earthquake in Chile, and finally landed on the Galapagos Islands in 1835. What Darwin observed on the islands contributed substantially to the formation of his theory of evolution.
It seems that everywhere you go in the Galapagos Islands, you see a postcard-perfect view in all directions.
The Galapagos Islands are beautiful (they were even a finalist for the New Seven Wonders of the World!), and white-sand beaches, underwater wonderlands and lush highlands are just part of the package.
Visitors to the Galapagos Islands will hear their guides talk about three different types of animals and plants. The terms used to describe them are endemic, native and introduced. What’s the difference?
Endemic animals are only found in Galapagos: the marine iguana is one example.