Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Made famous by the evolutionary theory Charles Darwin formed well there, this small island has some fascinating wildlife.

Sea lions, Galapagos penguins, giant tortoises, great white sharks, leatherback turtles and even sei whales can be seen. It is currently an ecosystem under threat from illegal fishing and non-native species, as well as the huge demands that 160,000 tourists visiting each year will put on a place. Nevertheless it remains a fascinating place to visit

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