Synopsis by Alice Day
The 19 islands that make up the Galapagos archipelago have been the preferred destination of many naturalists, including Charles Darwin. The terrain is rugged; it was molded from lava formations that impart an otherworldly atmosphere. Rand McNally Video Expeditions: Exploring the Galapagos Islands looks at the abundant wildlife that attracts biologists and other scientists to this remote region. Giant land tortoises live here, and seal lions, plus a wealth of bird life, including blue-footed boobies, penguins, and albatrosses.
archipelago, nature, sea, wildlife