A flightless cormorant. They can’t fly but they can dive well using their big feet. That’s how they catch their food. Because there were no predators on the islands until humans came, these birds never needed to fly so, over many generations, they lost the use of their wings.

Some of the world’s rarest seabirds live and breed in the Galápagos islands. The flightless cormorant is one of them. And one of the world’s smallest penguins is another rarity, but I found some and they seemed very pleased to meet a much bigger penguin (me!). They even showed me their best fishing places.

Let’s have a look at some of these wonderful birds in my second slide show.

I hope you liked seeing all those beautiful birds. Now click here to see some of the islands’ sea mammals.