Why does the Iguana cross the path?
Hundreds of marine Iguanas warming themselves before diving for algae.
Weeks old sealion pup napping with mom.
The iguana I almost stepped on
Raw sugar cane
Descending into a lava tube. These tubes form when a lava flow develops a continuous and hard crust, which thickens as it cools and forms a roof above the still-flowing molten lava in the center.
Red Footed Booby. These differ from their Blue Footed cousins in that their feet have an opposable claw that can grip branches. They build their nests in trees while the Blues nest on the ground.
Blue Footed Booby mating dance
Galapagos lizard sunning itself on a marine iguana that is warming itself before feeding in the cold water.
Male cormorant rerturning to water for more seaweed to add to his mate's nest after previous piece was rejected.
The Galapagos marine iguana is the only iguana species to swim underwater. Its tail is long and flat. It is used in swimming underwater.
Red Footed Booby diving for dinner.
Galapagos penguin. Another unique species.
Different lava formations from separate volcanic eruptions.
Early morning solitude
Sugar cane still producing rum
Tortoise having a snack.
Male Frigate bird with its pouch inflated to impress the females
Marine Iguana face off
Cormorant bringing seaweed to add to its mate's nest. The female rejected this gift three times, until the male sulked away. When he wasn't looking, she picked up the seaweed to work into the nest.
The marine iguana feeds on algae; it is the basis of their diet.
Sally Lightfoot Crab
Testing the alcohol content of rum right out of the still.
Blue Footed Booby chick
Our Zodiacs at rest on deck.
Iconic Galapagos tortoise
Land iguana crossing our path
Ecuadorian dancers entertaining us onboard.