Welcome to Darwin’s laboratory

Isla Baltra

To wrap up my Ecuador trip, I spent two and a half weeks in the Galapagos Islands, the famous island chain almost 1,000 kilometers west of continental Ecuador. The islands are famous for their wildlife and the part (though relatively small) they played in helping Charles Darwin formulate his theories on evolution and natural selection.

I spent most of my time alternating between reading, reporting and scuba diving. I spent far too much money, nearly destroyed one camera and came close to hypothermia a few times, but it was truly the trip of a lifetime.

The coming days will feature photos from my wanderings there.

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