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The Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena biodiversity hotspot is bordered by two other hotspots (Mesoamerica and Tropical Andes). It extends from the Magdalena Valley of Colombia and the Darien province of Panama through Ecuador to northern Peru, and also includes the Galapagos Islands. It supports more than 100 endemic bird species including the white-winged guan, long-wattled umbrella bird and 14 species of Darwin's finches, as well as the cotton-top tamarn and the golden poison frog, one of the most venomous vertebrate species in the world.
Eroded basaltic lava plug, at Buccaneer Cove, James Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, March 2013. - Tui  De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Eroded basaltic lava plug, at Buccaneer Cove, James Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, March 2013.
Eroded volcanic tuff cones with Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) sleeping on sandy beach, Punta Pitt, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. May 2012. - Tui  De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Eroded volcanic tuff cones with Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) sleeping on sandy beach, Punta Pitt, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. May 2012.
Pinnacle Rock, iconic Galapagos Landmark formed of eroded tuff stone, Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. June 2011. - Tui  De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Pinnacle Rock, iconic Galapagos Landmark formed of eroded tuff stone, Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. June 2011.
Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii) overlooking volcanic coast. Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. - Tui  De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii) overlooking volcanic coast. Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Santa Cruz Island highlands with Puntudo spatter cone and lush vegetation with Cyathea treeferns and Miconia, Galapagos, Ecuador. - Tui  De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Santa Cruz Island highlands with Puntudo spatter cone and lush vegetation with Cyathea treeferns and Miconia, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Mineral lake with White-cheeked pintails (Anas bahamensis) during quiet volcanic period, on volcanic caldera, Fernandina, Galapagos, Ecuador. - Tui  De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Mineral lake with White-cheeked pintails (Anas bahamensis) during quiet volcanic period, on volcanic caldera, Fernandina, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Golden cownose rays (Rhinoptera steindachnyri) schooling in sheltered mangrove lagoon, Academy Bay, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. - Tui  De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Golden cownose rays (Rhinoptera steindachnyri) schooling in sheltered mangrove lagoon, Academy Bay, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Tuff Cone Crater, Bainbridge Rocks, Santiago Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. - Tui  De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Tuff Cone Crater, Bainbridge Rocks, Santiago Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Scalesia forest (Scalesia pedunculata) North Slope, Highlands, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. - Tui  De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Scalesia forest (Scalesia pedunculata) North Slope, Highlands, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Volcanic Caldera with Opuntia cactus, Cerro Azul, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. - Tui  De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Volcanic Caldera with Opuntia cactus, Cerro Azul, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Volcanic caldera - caldera lake steaming after eruption. Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. - Tui  De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Volcanic caldera - caldera lake steaming after eruption. Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Golden Poison Frog (Phyllobates terribilis) captive. Endangered species. Endemic to Pacific coast of Columbia. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Golden Poison Frog (Phyllobates terribilis) captive. Endangered species. Endemic to Pacific coast of Columbia.
Long-wattled umbrellabird (Cephalopterus penduliger) captive at Jacobo Lacs breeding facilities, Elevage Jacobo Lacs, Colon, Panama. Native to Chaco of Colombia and Ecuador. Vulnerable species. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Long-wattled umbrellabird (Cephalopterus penduliger) captive at Jacobo Lacs breeding facilities, Elevage Jacobo Lacs, Colon, Panama. Native to Chaco of Colombia and Ecuador. Vulnerable species.
Portrait of two wild Cotton-top Tamarins (Saguinus Oedipus) resting on vine in tropical dry forest of Colombia, South America. IUCN List: Critically Endangered - Lisa Hoffner
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Lisa Hoffner / Portrait of two wild Cotton-top Tamarins (Saguinus Oedipus) resting on vine in tropical dry forest of Colombia, South America. IUCN List: Critically Endangered
People watching the Fissure eruption of Chico volcano into 9km diameter caldera. Sierra Negra volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. October 2005. - Tui  De Roy
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Tui De Roy / People watching the Fissure eruption of Chico volcano into 9km diameter caldera. Sierra Negra volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. October 2005.
Fissure eruption of Chico Volcano into 9km diameter caldera. Sierra Negra volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. October 2005. - Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Fissure eruption of Chico Volcano into 9km diameter caldera. Sierra Negra volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. October 2005.
Wenman Island (Wolf Island) fish eye view from summit  of Outpost Island, remnant of volcanic caldera, hosting large colonies of Red-footed boobies and Greater frigatebirds, also home to Vampire finch... - Tui  De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Wenman Island (Wolf Island) fish eye view from summit of Outpost Island, remnant of volcanic caldera, hosting large colonies of Red-footed boobies and Greater frigatebirds, also home to Vampire finch...
White-tailed Jay (Cyanocorax mystacalis). Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, July. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / White-tailed Jay (Cyanocorax mystacalis). Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, July.
Amazilia hummingbird (Amazilia amazilia) feeding on Agave blossom, Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Amazilia hummingbird (Amazilia amazilia) feeding on Agave blossom, Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America
Sechuran fox (Pseudalopex sechurae) Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Sechuran fox (Pseudalopex sechurae) Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America
Small fish in river waters. Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, July 2010. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Small fish in river waters. Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, July 2010.
Guayaquil Woodpecker (Campephilus gayaquilensis). Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, July. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Guayaquil Woodpecker (Campephilus gayaquilensis). Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, July.
Mountains in dry-forest habitat. Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, July 2010. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Mountains in dry-forest habitat. Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, July 2010.
Pacific Parrotlets (Forpus coelestis). Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, July. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Pacific Parrotlets (Forpus coelestis). Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, July.
Amazilia hummingbird (Amazilia amazilia) flying to Agave flower to feed on it, Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Amazilia hummingbird (Amazilia amazilia) flying to Agave flower to feed on it, Chaparri Ecological Reserve, Peru, South America
White-winged Guan (Penelope albipennis). Critically endangered. Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, July 2010. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / White-winged Guan (Penelope albipennis). Critically endangered. Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, July 2010.
Three White-winged Guan (Penelope albipennis) perched. Critically endangered. Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, July 2010. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Three White-winged Guan (Penelope albipennis) perched. Critically endangered. Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, July 2010.
White-winged Guan (Penelope albipennis) taking flight. Critically endangered. Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, July 2010. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / White-winged Guan (Penelope albipennis) taking flight. Critically endangered. Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, July 2010.
Galapagos penguin on rock(Spheniscus mendiculus) and Sally Lightfoot crab, Galapagos - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Galapagos penguin on rock(Spheniscus mendiculus) and Sally Lightfoot crab, Galapagos
Galapagos landscape with cactus. South Paza Island - Tom Vezo
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Tom Vezo / Galapagos landscape with cactus. South Paza Island
Sally lightfoot crabs (Grapsus grapsus) feeding on the wave-swept lava of Fernandina Is, Galapagos . - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Sally lightfoot crabs (Grapsus grapsus) feeding on the wave-swept lava of Fernandina Is, Galapagos .
View down inside the caldera of volcano, Fernandina Is, Galapagos - Patrick Morris
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Patrick Morris / View down inside the caldera of volcano, Fernandina Is, Galapagos
View from the caldera rim of Los Gemelos, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, January 2009 - Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / View from the caldera rim of Los Gemelos, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, January 2009
Parasitic Cone, a cinder cone on the side of the volcano on Isla Bartolome. Santiago, Galapagos, January 2005. - Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Parasitic Cone, a cinder cone on the side of the volcano on Isla Bartolome. Santiago, Galapagos, January 2005.
Clearly visible volcanic layers exposed on a small island near Isabela. Galapagos Islands, January 2005. - Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Clearly visible volcanic layers exposed on a small island near Isabela. Galapagos Islands, January 2005.
Scrub growing on steep volcanic hillside. Bartholomew Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, April 2010. - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Scrub growing on steep volcanic hillside. Bartholomew Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, April 2010.
The coast of Rabida Island with red sand beach. Prickly Pear Cacti (Opuntia vuglaris) are in the foreground. Galapagos, Ecuador, April. - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / The coast of Rabida Island with red sand beach. Prickly Pear Cacti (Opuntia vuglaris) are in the foreground. Galapagos, Ecuador, April.
American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) feeding in water with hill in background. Floreana Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, June. - Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) feeding in water with hill in background. Floreana Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, June.
Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia echios) in dusty landscape. Puerto Egas Bay, Santiago Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, South America, September 2008. - Stefan Huwiler
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Stefan Huwiler / Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia echios) in dusty landscape. Puerto Egas Bay, Santiago Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, South America, September 2008.
Nazca booby (Sula granti) at colony on coastal cliffs. Espanola Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, May. - Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Nazca booby (Sula granti) at colony on coastal cliffs. Espanola Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, May.
Giant prickly pear cactus (Opuntia echios var. gigantea) amongst carpetweed, Plazas Island, Galapagos - John Abbott
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John Abbott / Giant prickly pear cactus (Opuntia echios var. gigantea) amongst carpetweed, Plazas Island, Galapagos
A view across Bartolome Island and Pinnacle Rock, with Santiago Island in the background, Galapagos - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / A view across Bartolome Island and Pinnacle Rock, with Santiago Island in the background, Galapagos
Volcan Alcedo giant tortoises (Chelonoidis nigra vandenburghi) among steaming fumaroles on western caldera rim, Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador - Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Volcan Alcedo giant tortoises (Chelonoidis nigra vandenburghi) among steaming fumaroles on western caldera rim, Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Volcan Alcedo giant tortoises (Chelonoidis nigra vandenburghi) wallowing in rain pools on caldera floor, possibly for thermoregulation or detering parasites, with sulphur fumaroles in background, Alce... - Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Volcan Alcedo giant tortoises (Chelonoidis nigra vandenburghi) wallowing in rain pools on caldera floor, possibly for thermoregulation or detering parasites, with sulphur fumaroles in background, Alce...
Land and seascape at Los Tuneles, a lava field labyrinth with cactus gardens, tidal pools, archways, and tunnels. Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Pacific Ocean. - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Land and seascape at Los Tuneles, a lava field labyrinth with cactus gardens, tidal pools, archways, and tunnels. Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Pacific Ocean.
Forest and sink hole with (Scalesia pedunculata)trees. Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, June 1993. - Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Forest and sink hole with (Scalesia pedunculata)trees. Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, June 1993.
Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) heading out to sea, Rabida Island, Galapagos - Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) heading out to sea, Rabida Island, Galapagos
Pair of Nazca boobies {Sula dactylatra granti} Espanola Is, Galapagos - Patrick Morris
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Patrick Morris / Pair of Nazca boobies {Sula dactylatra granti} Espanola Is, Galapagos
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