This loveable little creature is one of the smallest species of penguin in the world. Endemic to the Galapagos Islands, they are found mainly on Isabela Island and live in coastal crevices and caves.
With their huge wingspan, the magnificent frigatebird can spend days at a time on the wing. The males have distinctive large red throats, whilst females are larger with a blue eye-ring. It is thought there could be several thousand pairs on Galapagos, and they are frequently spotted by visitors.
Galapagos Green Turtle
Don a snorkel, dive into the water and keep your eyes peeled for the Galapagos green turtle. This is the only species of turtle known to breed and nest in the islands and during the mating season, females will crawl onto the beaches at night to lay their eggs.
Galapagos Sea Lion
Found in abundant numbers along the coastline of the islands, you might be lucky enough to see Galapagos sea lions swimming close to the shore or basking on beaches and rocks.
Galapagos Land Iguana
Found only on Galapagos, these yellow lizards grow to about a metre in length. They can be spotted all year round on several islands, including Isabela and Santa Cruz.