Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Trip of Lifetime Part 2

More photos and information from my trip to the Galapagos Islands.
One of the islands we visited was North Seymour Island.
This island has large colonies of Blue-footed Boobies and frigatebirds.

The boobies are endearing with their vacant stares and unafraid demeanor.

Boobies doing their dance.

 A blue-footed booby on its nest, right in the middle of the trail.

A frigate bird family

A yellow land iguana

That afternoon, we trekked the small Mosquera Islet, where young sea lions cavorted in a shallow kindergarten pool.  This fellow was tossing and playing with a stick he'd found.

Here a mother watches over her pup as he plays with a friend.

And the circle of life is evident here too.
We found this whale skeleton on the beach.

 Our final island was Genovesa, known as bird island, for all the birds species there.
The red-footed booby is found here, nesting in trees.

Frigatebids are everywhere.

And the Nazca or masked boobies are also nesting here.

And we also spotted a short-eared owl.

This is also where you can swim with the fur seals.
Most of them were dozing on the rocks that afternoon.

And the sets on a wonderful vacation!

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