About Galapagos

Darwin described the islands as a “world within itself”, and now this series shows how and why Galapagos is unlike any other place on Earth.

Land Iguana on Fernandina Island

© Patrick Morris

This stunning series gives a rare insight into an incredible landscape. The Galapagos archipelago is made up of 13 main islands and more than 60 other islets, rocks and reefs, scattered over 400km of open ocean.

What’s more, this group of islands sit at a confluence of four major ocean currents and the islands themselves are the summits of vast undersea volcanoes.

With geological and geographical statistics like this, it’s no surprise that the islands play host to a diverse and rich wildlife population. Micro climates and altitude have combined to form discrete environmental zones – perfect habitats for creatures like marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies and giant tortoises.