Marine Iguanas are endemic to the Galapagos Islands, having the ability to sustain themselves on land and in the sea. The reptile is found in many places in the archipelago; with colonies at the end of Tortuga Bay on Santa Cruz, Fernandina and Isabela Islands. Keep reading for interesting facts about the creatures that Darwin described as “Imps of Darkness.”
A journey to the Galapagos Islands is a fun immersion into the endemic animals that call the archipelago home. Few other places in the world have such a diversity of species that vie for the attention around every turn.
The remote location of the islands is an enclave of nature where predators are in short supply. This lends itself to seeing animals that aren’t afraid of encounters with people, making the trip unlike those to other natural hotspots.
Keep reading for an overview of some of the fascinating animals that you can expect to see during your time in the islands.