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The greatest time of the year is coming. We have found a great initiative and would love to share it with you. The #DoGoodDecember proposal from the www.actionforhappiness.org is just great and today we are determined to follow it. So today we will: Leave a positive message for someone else to find...! 🤩 What is the best time of the year for you?? #thegalapagosislands #galapagosislands #royalpalmgalapagos #greatvacations.

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So grateful to have had 5 months travelling with my man ! The Galapagos has been amazing, if your thinking about going, book your tickets, you wont regret it. #thegalapagosislands #ecuador #mypartnerincrime

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Nature is beautiful, horrible, raw, poetic, a stage on which life and death constantly battle, and so much more. What is ‘nature’ to you? Where do you find it? How does it make you feel? Although I’m not showing this photo or talking about the Galapagos at “Tales from the Wild” tonight, I hope we storytellers and the audience have an interesting conversation about nature’s, well, nature. See some of your lovely faces in a few hours! . . . . . #galapagos #thegalapagosislands #blueheron #heron #greenseaturtle #seaturtlehatchlings #travel #conservation #wildlife #ecuador #southamerica #latinamerica #animals #animalsofinstagram #nature #wildlifephotography #milliekerr #milliekerrphotography #earthpix #galapagosconservationtrust #bbcwildlifepotd #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #naturestorytelling #talesfromthewild

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The Galapagos Land Iguana. I don’t have much to say about these reptiles except the fact that their abundance sometimes makes you feel queasy. Their biggest threat in the islands are human introduced dogs, cats and pigs, eventually halving their population. These reptiles are endemic to the Galápagos Islands and it’s been assumed they perhaps arrived to the islands by crossing the Pacific Ocean floating on a raft, debris, tree logs or vegetation. Their population in the islands is approximately 10,000. . . . . . . #thegalapagosislands #thegalapagos #santacruze #santacruzgalapagos #equador #southamerica #charlesdarwin #evolution #travel #seetheworld #reptiles #galapagoslandiguanas #landiguanas #iguana #naturephotography #nationalgeographic #natgeotravel #natgeoyourshot #natgeowild #natgeonature #bbctravel #wildlife #wildlifephotography #canonphotography #bbcearth

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Lucky enough to spot the blue footed booby on San Cristobal Island. These marine birds are not born with blue feet. Their feet turn blue when they are mature and the colour also depends on what kind of food they eat. Sardines will turn their feet bluer. . . . . . . . . . #thegalapagosislands #thegalapagos #sancristobal #sancristobalgalapagos #equador #southamerica #charlesdarwin #evolution #travel #seetheworld #birds #marinebirds #bluefootedbooby #naturephotography #nationalgeographic #natgeotravel #natgeoyourshot #natgeowild #natgeonature #bbctravel #wildlife #wildlifephotography #canonphotography #bbcearth

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Sea lions! You will find them almost everywhere on the islands, even on the streets of San Cristobal. They lay around all day under the sun, rolling in sand, playing with their pups and making the most obnoxious sounds. When in water though, they are quite amazing to see as they playfully swim around. Their extreme water acrobatics leaves them tired and depleted of oxygen, thus the sun bathing for hours is necessary! . . . . . #thegalapagosislands #thegalapagos #sancristobal #sancristobalgalapagos #equador #southamerica #northernpacificocean #ocean #underthesea #sealions #charlesdarwin #evolution #travel #seetheworld #bbctravel #natgeotravel #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #wildlife #nature #gopro #natgeowild #bbcearth

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Sharing the ocean with the beautiful sea turtles. Sea turtles have existed for more than 100 millions years, surviving the extinction of dinosaurs and making them some of the most ancient creatures on Earth. . . . . . . . #thegalapagosislands #thegalapagos #sancristobal #sancristobalgalapagos #equador #southamerica #northernpacificocean #ocean #underthesea #reptiles #charlesdarwin #evolution #travel #seetheworld #seaturtles #bbctravel #natgeotravel #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #bbcearth

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Sunsets and silhouettes: do they ever grow old? I snapped this one in the Galapagos in April on what was one of the best trips of my life. Before going, everyone told me I needed to take a cruise that was at least seven nights, but I went on a four-night western island cruise with @metropolitantouring, and it was wonderful! Highly recommend it and the Galapagos generally, but read up on the islands’ natural history before you go. Doing so is an absolute must! . . . . . #sunset #bestsunset #sunsetlover #galapagos #thegalapagosislands #travel #wildlife #ecuador #southamerica #latinamerica #nature #milliekerr #naturephotography #mothernature #milliekerrphotography #metropolitantouring #silhouette #heron #birds #birdsofinstagram

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Have you heard of any iguana diving under water, swimming at an impressive speed and grazing moss at the same time? How in earth do they maintain their breath? They have the capability to hold the water and sneeze it out once on land. On the Fernandina island of #thegalapagosislands this is how the only diving iguana in the world survives as there is no food available ashore. More than 20% of the marine species in Galapagos are found nowhere else on earth. A seamless travel that is purposeful with a high level of enrichment, welcome aboard @celebrityflora for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Guided by certified naturalists, you are to discover the islands and its inhabitants up close and personal. Best time for a visit? Year round. P.s. Everything is included - meals, beverages, internet, gratuities, excursions, snorkeling and internal flights. #allinclusive What are you waiting for? We are sending you and loved ones on this learning travel for 50% off the second guest plus free international air. Let’s go! #luxurycruise #travelwithapurpose #bucketlist

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#thegalapagosislands you’ve been absolutely awesome. Everything you see and read about this place is 100% true - and better in real life. So much to see and do. But it’s time for us to head to Ecuador proper and start the rest of our South America journey. We’ll miss the Sea lions, sharks and of course, all the boobies! But we’ll be back for sure. Next stop - #quito. #sadtobeleaving #nextstopontheadventure

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Photographing this scene in the Galapagos was very, very traumatic for me, but I knew I had to do it, and this image was my first to earn an award (it came in third in the @galapagosconservationtrust’s 2019 Galapagos photo competition). Although I understand why brutality exists in the natural world, I’m an animal-lover at my core, so it’s hard for to me to see any living creature suffer. Also, while I knew that sea turtle hatchlings have perilous lives, I had no idea that they were sometimes picked off before even leaving the nest, as happened here. Finally, this heron struggled to swallow the many endangered sea turtles consumed that April day. I have several images where it seems like the hatchling would break free and perhaps survive, but none did. Evidently, it’s standard for only 1-odd % of green sea turtle hatchlings to make it into adulthood, but I desperately wanted to see some make it to the sea. Alas, nature isn’t the peaceful world we imagine and present on camera and video screens... it is complex and hard, and most animals spend their entire lives just trying to survive. . . . . . #galapagos #thegalapagosislands #blueheron #heron #greenseaturtle #seaturtlehatchlings #travel #conservation #wildlife #ecuador #southamerica #latinamerica #animals #animalsofinstagram #nature #wildlifephotography #milliekerr #milliekerrphotography #earthpix #galapagosconservationtrust #bbcwildlifepotd #natgeo #natgeoyourshot