Bahia Gardner, Galapagos Islands
The previous picture of the woman watching marine iguana reptiles crawling on sand, with a beautiful turquoise blue beach in the background was shot in San Cristobal, Galapagos.
The Galapagos Islands are famous for inspiring Charles Darwin’s “Origin of the Species,” and visitors to this sandy bay will easily see why.
Bahia Gardner on Española Island (second image) is home to a wide variety of exotic creatures. Known for the sea lions that routinely lounge in the sand (see above), the bay is also a habitat for mockingbirds, lava lizards, waved albatrosses, and blue-footed booby birds. The scenery itself is more than worth the trip too, with clear blue Pacific waves lapping up against white sands to complete the tranquil scene.
When most travelers hear about our next country, they think about food, but the beaches are amazing as well…