Traveling to the Galapagos to discover the unique flora and fauna that so captivated Darwin is a rite of passage for serious wildlife enthusiasts. Living over 1,000 kn from the Ecuadorian mainland, the flora and fauna of this volcanic archipelago have long evolved in isolation. Today its lunar landscapes remain remarkably untouched by human presence, and visitors are struck by the supreme nonchalance of the animals that wade, waddle and soar around the islands, from amiable sea lions to flamboyant albatrosses.
Written by two expert naturalists who are passionate about the Galápagos, this guide is packed with entertaining descriptions, while full-color photography aids in identifying key species both on land and below water. This fully updated and extended third edition offers a colorful and informative guide to the island's unique flora and its marine and terrestrial wildlife. Packed with fascinating facts about the species and their habitats, plus invaluable tips on when and where to see what, and now with more detailed descriptions of island landing sites, more photos, and updated information on conservation efforts, Bradt's Galápagos Wildlife is the perfect companion for this once-in-a-lifetime trip. For those looking to explore it also includes unique island trail plans.
*Includes all major wildlife groups, from mammals to invertebrates
*Island-by-island summary of key sites, with full-color maps
*Over 140 color photos