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Wildlife Watching on Isla Isabela

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For centuries, the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador have  been shrouded in myth. These islands were far away from the known reaches of the world, and inhabited by fabled monsters – sea creatures as never seen before and turtles of gigantic size.

Only pirates, smugglers, poachers and shipwrecked sailors dared to go ashore there.

They became known as Las Islas Encantadas, the enchanted islands. White sand beaches, towering volcanoes, creatures big and small seemingly forgotten by time itself, and only brought to the world’s wider attention thanks to a certain Charles Darwin and this little theory he had about evolution. And Isla Isabela is the biggest island of the lot.

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