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For photographers, the Galápagos Islands are a treasure

GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS — These islands are among the world’s great treasures. With an abundance of wildlife, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, wild and scenic landscapes, and friendly people they present tremendous opportunities for photographers of all abilities to bring home wonderful images.

The islands were named a national park in 1958 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. In pursuit of its mission to protect the wildlife and environment, Ecuador’s National Park Service restricts the areas that can be visited on each island, designating defined trails and requiring that a naturalist guide accompany visitors.

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