The wildlife of the Galápagos Islands
In 1535, strong currents carried the ship of Panamanian bishop Tomás de Berlanga off course. Here in the remote Pacific – some 900 kilometres from mainland Ecuador – Berlanga stumbled upon what he called the ‘Enchanted Islands’: the Galápagos. This UNESCO-listed archipelago is a haven for a remarkable array of wildlife found nowhere else, from vampire finches to tropical penguins. Here is a glimpse of what to expect on your own serendipitous voyage.