The Galapagos Islands have always been a priority for me and when I was lucky enough to travel there with Audley I was amazed by what I saw each day. I went on a cruise around the islands on a small catamaran and stopped daily in a new destination to see wildlife endemic to the islands as well as volcanic landscapes. I couldn't get over how unafraid the animals were, especially the young sea lions, which were so curious and came right up to us.
I was also astounded by how different the landscapes were: some of the islands have cacti as tall as trees and red terrain in the dry season. Some beaches had dramatic cliffs with lone male sea lions resting at the top, having been excluded from their group by a new alpha.