Karlsruhe, Germany, March 28, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Galapagos is known as last paradise with a various, endemic wildlife and nature. Turtle-Media has now published "Galapagos Explorer - Your Internet Travel Guide", one of the net´s largest information source about the Galapagos archipelago.
The Galapagos Islands are one of the last animal and nature sanctuaries and have not lost any of their attraction for nature and animal lovers, photographers and film makers, behavioural scientists and vulcanologists, seafarers and adventurers since their discovery by Bishop Tomas de Berlanga in 1535. By far the most famous visitor was the evolutionist, Charles Darwin, in 1835. Although he only spent about 5 weeks during his world trip lasting several years on various islands of the Galapagos archipelago, his short stay afforded him valuable insight for his revolutionary theory of evolution. Even today the islands with their highly diverse animal and plant kingdoms are still closely linked to the name of Charles Darwin.
The giant tortoise, the heraldic animal of the Galapagos Island, boasts more than 14 sub-species, some of which are already extinct. These land tortoises vary considerably when it comes to the form of their shell and they can be attributed to one island or one volcano. The most famous giant tortoise, the last surviving member of its species, comes from the island Pinta and is called “Lonesome George”.
This travel guide "Galapagos Explorer" provides information on the main islands and the animal kingdom on the Galapagos archipelago. An array of fascinating impressions introduce the reader to the intriguing world of the Galapagos Islands. The photos were taken by the German journalist Oliver Schwartz.www.galapagos-explorer.net
(English Language Version)