Imagine visiting an island far away from civilization steaming with wildlife. An area where nature abounds against a background that brings you to the threshold of your Creator.
The Galápagos Islands are such a place. The islands are part of the volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. It’s considered one of the world’s foremost destinatiopns for wildlife-viewing. A province of Ecuador, it lies about 1,000km off its coast. Its isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else.
I had a chance to spend seven days on this archipelago visiting several of the islands. I shot this image prior to sunrise. The pelicans were landing and taking off while looking for food. The air was cool, the light was diffused set against the mountains shrouded in mist. I feel that this area is what Eden might have looked like.
Genesis 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
“By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.” “For He spake, and it was;” “He commanded, and it stood fast.” Psalm 33:6, 9. He “laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed forever.” Psalm 104:5. Patriarch and Prophets, EGW, 441.
As the earth came forth from the hand of its Maker, it was exceedingly beautiful. Its surface was diversified with mountains, hills, and plains, interspersed with noble rivers and lovely lakes… Patriarch and Prophets, EGW, 442.