Ecuador, Andean country, tropical rainforest and the unique Galápagos Islands. To put it bluntly, a dream for every wildlife photographer without patience and perseverance. Most animals are not shy and can be photographed up close. Since the entire archipelago is designated as a national park, visitors are only allowed to use signposted paths and a guide is mandatory. Mammals are limited to the two seal species; no other mammal has made it without human help to the islands 1000 kilometres off the coast. Only rats, goats, mice and other cultural followers came to the islands with humans, but one tries to get rid of them with great effort, as they cause massive damage to the endemic flora and fauna. Nevertheless, a trip is definitely worth it, because, where else can giant turtles or diving marine iguanas be watched?