The islands off the coast of Ecuador are in that class but offer something different.
They are remote, intriguing, volcanic. They are of different ages and have different habitats. But most of all they are teeming with wildlife and many of the species are endemic.
Most have not grown scared of us.
Surrounded by such a sight, you have to be careful not to walk on them!
Even the crabs are ‘other-worldly’ in this lost paradise.
There are also the most delicate creatures, like the tiny Storm-petrel which can walk on water even in rough seas,
Living on a boat and walking and smimming / snorkelling around the islands for a week is healthy as well as fascinating.
You get to sea both land and sea creatures.
The latter include the impressive
Brown Pelicans are a familiar sight.
Despite all these amazing birds, the most impressive in some ways are the Waved Albatrosses
This really is a wild and fun place. Hopefully it can withstand the intrusion of tourism.