Galapagos Islands

Photograph by Dan Westergren

The greater flamingo, whose neck is almost as long as its legs, is found in the lagoons of Floreana and other Galápagos islands.

Read Stephen Jay Gould's refelctions on the Galápagos Islands and see a photo gallery of the islands' unique species in National Geographic Traveler's 50 Places of a Lifetime iPad app.