Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Galapagos Islands Day 2

Santa Fe Island

On our second day we visited Santa Fe Island.
These Ridley Sea Turtles were the first animals we encountered.
These sea iguanas greeted us on the beach.
Cactus
Santa Fe Iguanas
A mother sea lion nursing her baby.
Swallow tail gull.
Franklin gull taking flight.
Common cactus finch.
Low lying flora

Survival of the fittest.
Baby sea lion taking a nap.

The landscape of the islands is not what I´d call beautiful. But, the truly amazing thing about the islands is that the animals are very approachable. Many of the animals, including the birds, would allow me to get within 2 yards.

Parting shot... swimming with a sea lion and sea iguana.

1 comment:

  1. The Galapagos Islands are the most incredible living museum of evolutionary changes, with a huge variety of endemic species (birds, land and sea animals, plants) and landscapes not seen anywhere else.

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