At the Equator before the islands.




Sights of the Galapagos Islands


Very mossy trees!


Entrance to the lava tube.


Over 300 meters long.


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Visual effect due the the camera flash!


It's tortoise time!


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One of the biggest tortoises on the grounds.


Me with the big guy.


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Dry places have cacti.


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The harbor area of Puerta Ayora.


Two birds are in the middle of this picture.


Those two birds diving for fish.


Public pier. I saw so much from here.


A marine iguana family.


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This lazy sea lion.


The occasional dip.


And then back to the bench.


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Swimming marine iguanas!


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Also this sea turtle.


Viewing birds while on a boat tour.


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Some more lazy sea lions.



Marine iguana on the beach.


Look! It's Godzilla!.


Yeah, yeah, very funny. Like I've never heard that before.


Cactus with flowers.


Note the heron just to the left of my arm.


A closer picture of the heron.


Different boat tour. More birds in the rocks.


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Nice isolated beach. Those are not tire tracks.


These are sea turtle tracks.


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The tracks lead to this egg-laying area.


We did not walk around in the nest area.


Some of these tracks were very recent.


The shadow of a frigate bird.


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A baby sea lion.


A baby sea lion collection.


Galapagos gulls. Obviously not feaful of people.


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A small, dry island. With cacti.


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This land iguana really liked posing.


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Volcanic rock cliffs.



The tour group on the driest part of this small island.


A galapagos gull sitting on an egg.


The two gulls switched places while we were 5 feet away.


Another view of the group and island.


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Notice my yellow-headed friend on the left.


Here she/he is, close up.


The hell with swimming. I love land!


The public pier and more lazy sea lions.


From the public pier, a manta ray.


Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.


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