Well that trip's going to take some beating.
Thanks to the people at Enchanted Expeditions I got to see, close enough to touch (not that I did, of course)...marine iguanas, land iguanas, lava lizards, sally lightfoot crabs, yellow warblers, American oystercatchers, blue footed boobys, Galapagos giant tortoises, large painted locusts and, of course, sea lions -- hundreds and hundreds of sea lions.
And those were just the species that were moving slowly enough for me to photograph them (OK, so the tortoises weren't exactly difficult to keep up with.)
The Galapagos are a truly magical group of islands -- a place that everyone with even a passing interest in natural history or the environment should visit at least once before they die.
Read much more about these amazing islands here.