An island in a sea of hardened lavaflow on an island in a sea of water! This is on the south east side of the island, close to the Pinnacle Rock.
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What a sight this must have been, when the lava was flowing here a few years ago, and surrounded this outcrop! This is on the north west side of the island.
The only yellow bird in Galapagos. Here it’s foraging for food very close to a sea lion and the waves inside a wide crevice. It had to jump out of the way and back to whatever temptations were there. As this location was constantly being drenched by the sea, it’s apparently eating tiny crustaceans. It […]
This individual was fast asleep, and just occasionally opened its eyelids to check us out. It sounds like this:
A large and colorful grasshopper, and quite difficult to spot unless you catch it moving.
An unusual flower, resembling a Petunia. I only encountered this species on Santiago. Perhaps it’s endemic to Santiago? Native range is tropical south America.
Please help me identify it – leave a comment!
Looks similar to Cordia verbenacea, but the latter has ruffled petals. Please help me identify it – leave a comment!