The Galapagos Islands are famous for finches, we
don't have any pictures of them! The whole theory started with Mocking Birds
anyway,so who needs em? So... also famous for the fearlessness
of the animals, as there are no indigenous predators for alot of
them. Here are a few we came across on our guided walks and
Sally Lightfoot Crabs look like they have boxing
gloves on, they are pale blue underneath but colour seems to elude the cameras.
They are on all rocks and lava close to the water and sometimes the
Visitors must stick to the paths at all times, i.e.
between the posts. Perhaps the Sea Lions were just visiting?
This one played with us at the beach until deciding
we were no match, she moved so quickly only during one of many back somersaults
did we get a good picture.
Male Frigate birds show off this bright red pouch
to attract a mate, Over inflated if you ask me!
That's what you get for making woo!!
Happy family on Seymour Island, Mum has white
breast, chicks start off all white, this one has got some black on tiny
Blue Footed Boobies show off their
Whoopee doo etc. One chick & one
Little wings, big stretch. (No they aren't
surrounded by snow and feathers.)
There were also Galapagos sharks, white tipped
sharks. Swalloow tailed Gulls, Fur Seals, Marine Iguanas, etc. etc.
Next stop Marqueses Islands.