The enchanted wonders off Ecuador's Pacific coast

Source: CFP Published: 2016/10/27 13:58:58

Highlights: The Galápagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean some 960 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador. Also referred to as the "Enchanted Islands", the Galápagos Islands are famous for their beautiful scenery and incredible wildlife.

  • A waved albatross glides over the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Almost all the waved albatross on earth come to the Galápagos Islands for breeding from April to December. Photo: CFP

  • Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is one of the most populated ports in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Photo: CFP

  • Dragon's Hill, located on Santa Cruz in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Photo: Karla Gachet/Polaris/CFP

  • A sea lion enjoys the sun at the seaside in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Photo: CFP

  • Tourists observe a centenarian Galápagos tortoise at Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Photo: CFP

  • Countless volcanic landforms dot the landscape of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Photo: CFP

  • A cactus grows on Rabida Island in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Photo: Karla Gachet /Polari/CFP

  • Marine iguanas bask in the sun on a rock face in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Photo: Karla Gachet/Polaris/CFP






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