The Giant Tortoises of the Galapagos Islands are native to the islands and are known for their extremely long lives, many over 100 years, and being brought back from the brink of extinction. These beautiful animals have inhabited the islands for hundreds of years and were studied by the famous Charles Darwin on his expedition to the Galapagos. The animals are seeing their numbers grow stronger with a population around 19,000 but are still considered a vulnerable species. Come see these fascinating creatures for yourself on your visit to the Galapagos Islands!
This week’s #g1photofriday was uploaded by user @hrobborr using the hashtag #gate1travel. This sleep scene was taken on Isla Isabela in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Be sure to tag your photos on social media with #gate1travel or #g1photofriday to be featured. Check out Gate 1 Travel’s Galapagos trips here!