Galapagos  page 2/2

American Oyster-catcher

…by far the most remarkable feature in the natural history of this archipelago…is that the different islands to a considerable extent are inhabited by a different set of beings…I never dreamed that islands, about fifty or sixty miles apart, and most of them in sight of each other, formed of precisely the same rocks, placed under a quite similar climate, rising to a nearly equal height, would have been differently tenanted.” 

 

"Extreme tameness... is common to all the terrestrial species... A gun is here superfluous; for with the muzzle I pushed a hawk off the branch of a tree."

 

Charles Darwin