Lazy Galapagos wildlife

Sea lions meet the definition of sloth

The Galapagos Islands are famous for their wildlife, which while not tame, is mostly unafraid of humans. They’re really quite lazy when it comes to any sense of fear.

One reason: most native animals are protected by National Park rules (invasive, imported goats, for example, are practically shot on sight). The island system also lacks major predators other than people. Above, sea lions chill out on a buoy in the Baltra channel. Below, a marine iguana sits passively on a seawall. A Sally Lightfoot crab hunts in the blurry background.

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