Blue Footed Booby mating dance
Hundreds of marine Iguanas warming themselves before diving for algae.
Our Zodiacs at rest on deck.
The Galapagos marine iguana is the only iguana species to swim underwater. Its tail is long and flat. It is used in swimming underwater.
Different lava formations from separate volcanic eruptions.
Early morning solitude
Sugar cane still producing rum
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.
Blue Footed Booby
Blue Footed Booby chick
Male Firigate bird with its pouch inflated to impress the females
Male Firigate bird with its pouch inflateds to impress the females
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.
Iconic Galapagos tortoise
Frigate bird at dusk
Sally Lightfoot Crab
Testing the alcohol content of rum right out of the still.
Tortoise having a snack.
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.
Galapagos lizard sunning itself on a marine iguana that is warming itself before feeding in the cold water.
Weeks old sealion pup napping with mom.
The iguana I almost stepped on
Land iguana crossing our path
Raw sugar cane
Why does the Iguana cross the path?
Marine Iguana face off
Male cormorant rerturning to water for more seaweed to add to his mate's nest after previous piece was rejected.
The marine iguana feeds on algae; it is the basis of their diet.
Red Footed Booby diving for dinner.
Galapagos penguin. Another unique species.
Ecuadorian dancers entertaining us onboard.