In Close With Wild & Strange Galᅢᄀpagos Creatures

Galᅢᄀpagos wildlife is famous for lacking an instinct to flee human presence. Oftentimes sea lions will jump off the rocks where they're sunning themselves to swim with snorkelers. Blue-footed boobies will build nests in the middle of a trail.
06/21/2013 01:59 pm ET Updated Aug 21, 2013

Galᅢᄀpagos wildlife is famous for lacking an instinct to flee human presence. Oftentimes sea lions will jump off the rocks where they're sunning themselves to swim with snorkelers. Blue-footed boobies will build nests in the middle of a trail, and then rear their chicks oblivious to the inconvenience they've caused hikers who must divert around them. It's a place where you can get close-ups of wildlife without a zoom lens. Every photo was shot on a Lindblad-National Geographic Galᅢᄀpagos expedition.

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Close-ups with Galapagos Wildlife