Fernandina lavaflow

Fernandina lavaflow

Looks like cow manure or perhaps chocolate mousse?


Flightless Cormorant (Phalacrocorax harrisi)

Flightless Cormorant (Phalacrocorax harrisi)

The population is limited to Fernandina and portions of Isabela, and is as a species vulnerable. It's an agile swimmer and and expert of catching fish - on…


American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)

American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus galapagensis)

What a difference in behavior to the European Oystercatcher! The European Oystercatcher is extraordinarily vocal and territorial. Here they are heard now and…


Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)

Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)

The landing on Punta Espinoza is a wide open sandy beach amidst young lavarock, that looks like solidified manure. I saw many sea lion pups here, and this one…


Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)

Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)

Yet another life form unique to the Galapagos. They look so prehistoric and alien, but when you observe them a bit closer you'll see a rather peaceful being.…