Tag Archives: Santa Cruz

White mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa)

Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 2 December, 2011 17:01 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

White mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa)

Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 2 December, 2011 17:00 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

White mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa)

Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 2 December, 2011 16:59 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

White-haired Tournefortia (Tournefortia pubescence)

[mappress mapid=”106″ Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 2 December, 2011 16:45 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

White-haired Tournefortia (Tournefortia pubescence)

Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 2 December, 2011 16:44 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Spiny bush (Scutia spicata var pauciflora)

Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 2 December, 2011 16:36 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Spiny bush (Scutia spicata var pauciflora)

Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D700 ISO: 1250

Galápagos passion flower (Passiflora foetida galapagensis)

I wonder what insects are able to digest or damage this plant which has covered itself in dense hairs and sticky ones in strategic locations and during the vulnerable growth periods. Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 2 December, 2011 16:31 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Galápagos passion flower (Passiflora foetida galapagensis)

The sticky petals will make a very unpleasant trip for any insects wanting to eat or lay eggs on the ripening fruit. Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D700 ISO: 1250

Galápagos lava lizard (Michrolophus albemarlensis)

Also known as Tropidurus spp. Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 2 December, 2011 16:24 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/200 s

Parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeata)

Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 2 December, 2011 16:20 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/200 s

Parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeata)

Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 2 December, 2011 16:17 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Galápagos passion flower (Passiflora foetida galapagensis)

What an incredible shape of the sepals! It seems like a stupendous form of art – but this one is alive and stays so well into the ripening of the fruit, which is kind of unusual. For once I didn’t touch the plant, so I don’t know what the sticky substance smells like or feels […]

Galápagos Acacia (Acacia rorudiana)

This looks almost like a different species, as the thorns are longer, and the new growth is red opposed to light green on the other photo. I don’t remember if I shot the same tree or not, but perhaps the red is due to direct exposure to the sun, while the other is in dappled […]

Galapagos Acacia (Acacia rorudiana)

One of several subscpecies of Acacia on Galapagos. Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 2 December, 2011 16:10 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/200 s