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Iconic island reptiles

Duration: 01:59

Reptiles dominate life in Galapagos and have found their way to all the islands in the archipelago. They have adapted to extreme environments from beneath the waves to the summits of the highest volcanoes. That meant the film crew had to endure the same conditions, spending long weeks in the dustiest, driest and hottest parts of the islands.

Available since: Tue 2 Jun 2009

Credits

Presenter
Tilda Swinton

This clip is from

Galapagos Islands that Changed the World

2/3 A look at the hidden side of Galapagos, revealing why it is such a showcase for evolution.

First broadcast: 17 Oct 2006

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