Last week I posted our latest feature to the Luxury Latin America Tours section of the site: Cruising the Galapagos Islands with Angermeyer. Many of our feature stories are done by writers who work with us, but on this one I had the pleasure of taking the trip myself, spending a few days in Quito and the surroundings and about 10 days in the Galapagos.

As anyone who has been there will tell you, it’s an amazing experience. I’m used to wildlife trips where I am looking at birds through binoculars or seeing hippos and lions from the safety of a Land Rover vehicle. On the Galapagos Islands it’s a different story though. You can get up close and personal with these critters and they don’t attack or fear attacks from us.

The most difficult task in writing a story like this is picking out which photos to use. The ones that are up are only a fraction of the good ones available. If you want to see the whole array of highlights, including Blue-footed Boobies, sea lions, penguins, and more, see the slideshow below.