But you know, usually when Im just silent like that, I bring you a nice treat for starters...and this time I decided to share with you this fantastic map card from the Galapagos Islands which came to me as a surprise :)
It may not be originally coming from Ecuador, but it is more than a fantastic card to own and have it in my map-card collection :)
The back of the card says: "They are wild animals and treat them with respect AND BE CAREFUL".
It refers to all those animals you can find presented on the card...I will skip the listing in order to avoid making mistakes in the naming.
When I was little, I was collecting this animals' album, Životinsko carstvo (by the Croatian Kraš), or in English it would be called The Animal's Kingdom, where I was introduced to many of the world's animals, and I recall that one of the animals I was extremely fascinated with was the Galapagos tortoise...coz compared to the tortoises I knew, these ones were just huuuuugeee....and looked scary to a little child...I often wondered if they could eat me :)
Here is how one looks like...not something I would like to meet face to face :)
The tortoise is also portrayed on the card...if you take a look you will spot it on the right side, among Santa Fe, Santa Cruz and Seymor Norte Baltra. If Im not mistaken, it has an iguana on its back, or some sort of another creature from the lizard family.
Thanks a million to Sissel for this fantastic card!