Wonder of nature
The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago that is located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean. Politically it belongs to Ecuador, but geographically it is off the South-American western coast by 1000 kilometer. On the Galapagos islands you can find a lot of unique animals and plants. Because the animals do not recognize humans as a natural predator, it is possible to get very close to them. In 1835, Charles Darwin arrived in his ship The Beagle on the islands. His historic book ´On the Origin of Species´, in which he describes his famous evolution theory, is partly based on the discoveries of animals, plants and fossils he encountered on the Galapagos Islands. A unique part of the earth that has great historic value and desires for the eye. There is a limited access for tourists and it is expensive to gain access. Rumours are that in the future it won´t be possible anymore to visit the Galapagos Islands.