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Galapagos Wildlife

by David Horwell and  Pete Oxford

Galápagos Wildlife Guide – including species identification and practical field guide, endemic wildlife and flora, and suggested itineraries. Also includes tours, site descriptions, Charles Darwin and evolution, conservation, natural history, giant tortoises, marine iguanas, birdwatching and wildlife tracking, Floreana, kayaking and snorkelling.

About this book

This new, thoroughly updated and lavishly illustrated edition of Bradt’s Galápagos Wildlife is packed with information and magnificent pictures to aid in identifying key species, all in an easy-to-carry format that covers everything from the wildlife that you’re likely to encounter to underwater life and a succinct history of the islands, their habitats and volcanic origins. The most detailed descriptions and maps in print of the main visitor sites are included, so you can see where a boat will land and what can be seen there. An overview of conservation efforts is also included and so too are unique island trail plans for those looking to explore.
Written and illustrated by two expert-naturalist guides, this new edition covers all the latest information, from the discovery of an ‘extinct’ tortoise species not seen for over 100 years on Fernandina island and the discovery of new rare ‘pink iguanas’ on Isabela island’s Wolf volcano, to the change in taxonomy of Darwin’s finches and the new species status of the almost-extinct Vermillion flycatcher. Snorkelling with sea lions, penguins and sharks at Devil’s Crown, Floreana is included, as is kayaking in pristine locations such as Española’s Gardiner Bay.
Travelling to the Galápagos is a rite of passage for serious wildlife enthusiasts. Now with more detailed descriptions, more photos, and updated information on conservation efforts, Bradt’s Galápagos Wildlife is the perfect companion for this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

About the Author

David Horwell first went to the Galápagos in 1978 and became a licensed naturalist guide. He has been involved with the islands’ tourism and conservation ever since. Today, he is a tour operator, photographer and writer who specialises in the Galápagos and all Latin America. A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, his photographs have been published in magazines from The Sunday Times to Wanderlust. He has travelled extensively throughout South America, both alone and leading special-interest groups. Based in Britain, David now runs Select Latin America (www.selectlatinamerica.co.uk), frequently taking small groups to Galápagos and Ecuador, and offers advice to independent travellers.
Pete Oxford has worked in many of the world’s most pristine and remote wildlife destinations as a conservation photographer. His images have appeared in most of the major magazines of the world in the field including National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Time, Smithsonian, Geo, The Economist and Geographical, as well as being featured ten times in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. A resident of Ecuador, with his wife Reneé Bish he has published thirteen books, mostly on Ecuadorian conservation themes. He has been named by Outdoor Photography magazine as one of the top 40 most influential nature photographers in the world. He and his wife are co-owners and operators of Pete Oxford Expeditions, leading responsible travel to some of the world’s richest cultures and most biodiverse and pristine areas of our planet.David Horwell first went to the Galápagos in 1978 and became a licensed naturalist guide. He has been involved with the islands’ tourism and conservation ever since. Today, he is a tour operator, photographer and writer who specialises in the Galápagos and all Latin America. A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, his photographs have been published in magazines from The Sunday Times to Wanderlust. He has travelled extensively throughout South America, both alone and leading special-interest groups. Based in Britain, David now runs Select Latin America (www.selectlatinamerica.co.uk), frequently taking small groups to Galápagos and Ecuador, and offers advice to independent travellers.
Pete Oxford has worked in many of the world’s most pristine and remote wildlife destinations as a conservation photographer. His images have appeared in most of the major magazines of the world in the field including National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Time, Smithsonian, Geo, The Economist and Geographical, as well as being featured ten times in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. A resident of Ecuador, with his wife Reneé Bish he has published thirteen books, mostly on Ecuadorian conservation themes. He has been named by Outdoor Photography magazine as one of the top 40 most influential nature photographers in the world. He and his wife are co-owners and operators of Pete Oxford Expeditions, leading responsible travel to some of the world’s richest cultures and most biodiverse and pristine areas of our planet.

Reviews

‘Bradt Travel Guides simply have the best wildlife coverage of any of the popular guide books.’
BBC Wildlife

‘A super book.’
W.C.S.F.O. Newsline

‘Extremely useful.’
Telegraph Travel

‘Galapagos Wildlife provides an excellent introduction to the islands and their wildlife’
Sunday Telegraph

‘Much more digestible than On the Origin of Species’
Tatler

‘Indispensable guide to the local animals’
Wanderlust

Recommended reading, National Geographic Traveller

Additional Information

Table of Contents

Key Sales Points
. Includes the most detailed maps and descriptions in print of the main visitor sites
. Includes unique island trail plans for those looking to explore
. Covers all the latest discoveries and conservation developments
. Written and illustrated by two expert-naturalist guides
About Bradt Travel Guides
. Founded in 1974, Bradt is now the largest independent guidebook publisher in the UK with over 200 titles in print
. WINNER of the Gold award for Best Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2018 and 2019
. Bradt guides are written by authors who really know their destinations. Many are resident there, or have been visiting regularly over a number of years
. Each new Bradt guide is backed by a dedicated press and social media campaign