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Big cruise ship
According to our guide Mauricio, they only allow ships with up to 100 passengers in the Galapagos
According to our guide Mauricio, they only allow ships with up to 100 passengers in the Galapagos
Sea lions under mangrove
This was a bachelor colony of sea lions on South Plazas
This was a bachelor colony of sea lions on South Plazas
Frigate bird
frigate bird
In the mating season, the male frigate bird inflates the red pouch under its beak
Frigate bird mating
frigate birds mating
The frigate bird makes a turkey-like call,flaps its wings, and shakes its head to attract females.
graffiti on Genovesa
Pirates, whalers and explorers used to leave their mark here.
Pirates, whalers and explorers used to leave their mark here.
Monument on Genovesa
Baby red-footed boobie
They do not get red feet until about 4 years old.  However, at about 1 year old, it is already quite big
They do not get red feet until about 4 years old. However, at about 1 year old, it is already quite big
Clare on Genovesa
many birds!
red-footed boobies
Mangrove tree
The mangrove grows in saltwater, and has rootlike structures coming down from the branches which suck up the saltwater and filter out the salt
The mangrove grows in saltwater, and has rootlike structures coming down from the branches which suck up the saltwater and filter out the salt
Mangrove seedpods
The seedpods hanging down can float for several years before being deposited to start a new tree
The seedpods hanging down can float for several years before being deposited to start a new tree
Swallowtail gulls
Prickly pear up close
Clare climbing some stairs
nasca boobie
Galapagos owl
one of the major predators of finches.  We brought our binoculars and were about to give up searching for the owl, and then someone in our group found one in plain view.  They feed during the day
one of the major predators of finches. We brought our binoculars and were about to give up searching for the owl, and then someone in our group found one in plain view. They feed during the day
Cocktail hour
After a long day of hiking and snorkeling, it was nice to have a cocktail and watch the sunset
After a long day of hiking and snorkeling, it was nice to have a cocktail and watch the sunset
beautiful sunsets
more sunset
The sunsets with a few clouds were actually much prettier than those when it was clear
The sunsets with a few clouds were actually much prettier than those when it was clear


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