From Tagus Cove, Isabela.
The Galápagos are mostly untouched and pristine, which is ironically one of their attractions as a tourist destination.
Yet humans are inextricably linked with environment here.
We saw mementos left by travelers at several sites, both paint and carvings, dating back even hundreds of years–these are of course illegal to do now, but they make an interesting historical marker of human presence in the Galápagos.
The sea lion seems unimpressed, though.
Great photo! What a shame to ruin nature with all that graffiti. I’m glad the sea lion doesn’t seem to mind.