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Rabida - Galapagos - Ecuador

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A: Rabida Island - Galápagos - Ecuador

de Pablo Castillo - 360Ecuador, la 2.9 km distanta

Back View in Rabida Island, Galapagos Ecuador

Rabida Island - Galápagos - Ecuador

B: Bartholome-Galápagos

de Pablo Castillo - 360Ecuador, la 24.4 km distanta

Stairs to the top of Bartholome in Galapagos - Ecuador

Bartholome-Galápagos

C: Panorama of a daisy forest, Galápagos Islands

de Dan Perlman, la 42.6 km distanta

Although the lowlands of the Galapagos Islands are quite arid most years, the highlands of the larger...

Panorama of a daisy forest, Galápagos Islands

D: Galapagos - Isabela - Ecuador - Klein (4)

de Pablo Castillo - 360Ecuador, la 50.0 km distanta

Other point inside this island, in this point we can see the coral into the ocean.. with this special...

Galapagos - Isabela - Ecuador - Klein (4)

E: Arid Zone in Galápagos Islands

de Dan Perlman, la 55.5 km distanta

Most of the lowland areas in the Galapagos Islands, such as this site, are considered to be in the Ar...

Arid Zone in Galápagos Islands

F: Galapagos Islands

de Geovanny Raura, la 55.7 km distanta

Tortuga Bay is a beautiful white sand beach, great for swimming.  Is a favorite place for sea turtles...

Galapagos Islands

G: Puerto Ayora, Galápagos

de Trebol-a, la 56.9 km distanta

Plaza junto al embarcadero

Puerto Ayora, Galápagos

H: Rocky view from side of Sierra Negra volcano in the Galapagos

de Frank Taylor, la 58.9 km distanta

Some of us felt like we were on mars in this red lava rock area of Sierra Negra, the volcano on Isla ...

Rocky view from side of Sierra Negra volcano in the Galapagos

I: Volcan Sierra Negra

de Trebol-a, la 59.4 km distanta

Borde del crater

Volcan Sierra Negra

J: Sierra Negra Crater on Isla Isabela in the Galapagos

de Frank Taylor, la 60.8 km distanta

This is a view from the edge of the crater of Sierra Negra on Isla Isabela in the Galapagos.  It is r...

Sierra Negra Crater on Isla Isabela in the Galapagos

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Galapagos Islands, South America

Aceasta este un ansamblu a South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

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