Our ship hit over half the major islands and one or two of the minor islands. Overall, we saw more birds than any other species of animal, including blue-footed and Nasca boobies, red frigates, and waved albatross, though we did see, too, many sea lions, marine and land iguanas, lava lizards, penguins, green sea turtles, giant Galapagos tortoises, varieties of crab, manta rays, ocean sunfish (mola mola), salima, and so forth.
One of the most amazing things about seeing all this wildlife was definitely the no-fear factor. Virtually nothing we came across cared that we were so close to them, and in many cases we had to step over or around them – all of the time, however, we had to stay strictly on marked trails and not intrude on their habitats. That didn’t stop them from crowding our trails, which are part of their home, of course.
There's just so much that I could say about this trip, but for the sake of time and space -- and because I don't want to bore people too much -- I'm going to upload a sample of photos from this trip. In the case of the Galapagos, I think that pictures may after all speak louder than words.