Astronaut Sergey Ryazansky captured from ISS Galapagos Islands of Ecuador.
Galapagos means a tortoise in Spanish. As represented by the word, the island never had history of linking to continents and thus nourished vast number of endemic species. The islands were registered as UNESCO World Heritage in 1978. The islands are famous for British scientist Charles Darwin to have visited during the voyage of the Beagle and got inspiration of Theory of Evolution then. Darwin stayed on the island from Sept.15 to Oct.20, 1835. The islands were then the penal colony.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.