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Today, on #WorldPenguinDay, we honor the rare and endangered Galapagos penguin -- the only penguin species that lives at the equator. Special adaptations allow these penguins to thrive in a warmer climate, but more frequent El Niño events caused by climate change pose an increasing threat to their population in the Islands. We support ongoing efforts in Galapagos to protect these special birds.
#worldpenguinday🐧 #endangeredspecies #islasgalápagos #pinguinos #seabirds #penguinsofinstagram #Galapagos #galapagosislands #ecuador🇪🇨 #southamerica

A week ago today, a team of 26 rangers, scientists and volunteers from the Galapagos National Park and Galapagos Conservancy brought 190 juvenile tortoises to Santa Fe Island from the breeding center on Santa Cruz. The newly-released tortoises join 206 young Española tortoises released there in 2015-16, and will help play the important role of “ecosystem engineers” on the island. The original tortoise species on Santa Fe went extinct more than 150 years ago. Read more about this important conservation effort via the link in our bio. Photos by Maud Quinzin.
#conservationinaction #savingspecies #tortoises #tortugas #babytortoise #endangeredspecies #galapagosislands #Galapagos #islasgalápagos #ecuador🇪🇨

Happy Earth Day! There are only about 500 pink land iguanas estimated to exist in the world; all on Wolf Volcano in the northern portion of Isabela Island, Galapagos. We work with the Galapagos National Park to monitor and protect these special animals. Photo by Wacho Tapia.
#earthday2017 #iguanasofinstagram #pinkiguana #reptilephotos #reptilelove #galapagosislands #Galapagos #islasgalápagos #ecuador🇪🇨

The Galapagos Marine Reserve is home to an amazing array of marine life, from whale sharks to tropical fish -- like these steel pompano. We support several projects in the Islands that are ensuring the protection of this magnificent place. Happy Friday!
#conservation #underwaterlife #underwaterphotography #tropicalfish #snorkellife #islasgalápagos #galapagosislands #Galapagos #ecuador🇪🇨 #southamerica

An American oystercatcher takes flight in Galapagos. Great capture by Kathy Reeves.
#oystercatchers #shorebirds #birdsofig #birdsinflight #birdphotos #galapagosislands #islasgalápagos #Galapagos #ecuador🇪🇨

The spotted eagle ray is one of 15 species of rays in the Galapagos Islands. Mature eagle rays can have a wingspan of up to 10 feet (3 meters)! Photo by Kathy Reis.
#eaglerays #mantaraya #underwaterlife #underwaterphotography #galapagosislands #islasgalápagos #Galapagos #ecuador🇪🇨 #southamerica

Some newly-hatched tortoises at the breeding center on Santa Cruz Island. They will be placed in corrals soon!
#conservation #endangeredspecies #tortugas #babytortoise #tortoises #tortoiselove #galapagos🐢 #galapagosislands #islasgalápagos #ecuador🇪🇨

The perfect video for #sealionsaturday thanks to @robertoochoahe with @repostapp
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Sea Lions can sleep anywhere here 😜 #robertoochoahe www.robertoochoahe.com @redmangrovegalapagos

The iconic sally lightfoot crabs of Galapagos stand out against the dark lava rock. Photo by Andy Teucher.
#crab🦀 #crustacean #islasgalápagos #wildlifephotos #Galapagos #galapagosislands #ecuador🇪🇨 #southamerica

There are only about 500 pink land iguanas estimated to exist in the world; all on Wolf Volcano in the northern portion of Isabela Island, Galapagos. We work with the Galapagos National Park to monitor and protect these special animals. Photo by Wacho Tapia.
#iguanasofinstagram #conservation #reptilephotos #iguanarosada #islasgalápagos #Galapagos #ecuador🇪🇨 #southamerica

Curious young tortoises at the Fausto Llerena Tortoise Center on Santa Cruz -- one of three total centers in Galapagos where tortoises are bred and reared so that they can be reintroduced to their islands of origin.
#babytortoise #tortugas #tortoises #tortoiselove #islasgalápagos #galapagosislands #endangeredspecies #conservation #Galápagos #galapagos🐢 #ecuador🇪🇨

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