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Example of the arid zone on Isla Bartolome that supports succulent cacti and leafless shrubs. It is one of three habitat zones in the Galapagos. The tall cactus are endemic Opuntia echios, commonly known as the Galapagos Prickly Pear. The bright colored ground cover is Galapagos carpet weed, Sesuvium edmonstonei, also endemic to these isalnds.

Tags:   coastline Galapagos Prickly Pear cacus Opuntia echios Sesuvium edmonstonei Water Rocks sky Isla Bartolome Galapagos coast Isla Santa Cruz Galapagos Archipelago

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Blue Footed Booby, Sula nebouxii. The characteristic blue feet are a result of carotinoids from the fish in their diet. Bartolome Island, Galapagos Archipelago. Conservation status: Least Concern

Tags:   Sula nebouxii Aves Bartolome Island Bird Blue footed booby marine bird Conservation Status: Least Concern Galapagos Archipelago animal

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The coast of Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat), a small islet in the Galapagos. It is carpeted with Sesuvium edmonstonei, commonly known as Galapagos carpet weed, a plant endemic to the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador).

Tags:   Ecuador Galapagos carpet weed Chinese hat islet endemic Sombrero Chino esuvium edmonstonei Galapagos plant

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This mangrove lagoon is located on the north shore of Isla Santa Cruz. It is part of the coastal vegetation zone (dominated by salt-resistant plants) Galapagos, Ecuador

Tags:   trees Santa Cruz Island lagoon mangroves Rocks Water coastline sky Sand Galapagos coast Isla Santa Cruz Galapagos Archipelago

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Galapagos marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) on Espanola Island, Galapagos Archipelago, Ecuador. Conservation status: Vulnerable

Tags:   repile endemic Conservation Status: Vulnerable Galapagos islands Nature saltwater iguana sea iguana marine reptile animal Marine iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus COTH ALittleBeauty SpecAnimal coth5


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