Tag Archives: Santiago

Santiago Island lavaflow

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. Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: NIKON D3S Taken: 5 December, 2011 17:03 Focal length: 500mm ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 1/320 s

Santiago Island lavaflow

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. Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON D3S Taken: 5 December, 2011 11:54 Focal length: 500mm ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 1/1250 s

Mangrove Warbler (Dendroica petechia aureola)

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 […]

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

This individual was fast asleep, and just occasionally opened its eyelids to check us out. It sounds like this: Aperture: ƒ/9 Camera: NIKON D3S ISO: 200

Galápagos field cricket (Gryllus abditus)

A large and colorful cricket, and quite difficult to spot unless you catch it moving. Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 5 December, 2011 09:37 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Morning glory (Ipomoea linearifolia)

An unusual flower, resembling a Petunia. I only encountered this species on Santiago. Perhaps it’s endemic to Santiago? Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 5 December, 2011 09:35 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Galápagos plant 01 (Cordia sp)

Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/9 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 5 December, 2011 09:32 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/500 s

Beach morning glory (Ipomoea pes-caprae)

Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 5 December, 2011 09:23 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Beach morning glory (Ipomoea pes-caprae)

Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 5 December, 2011 09:22 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Galápagos plant 01 (Cordia sp)

Looks similar to Cordia verbenacea, but the latter has ruffled betals. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 5 December, 2011 09:32 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/640 s

Blechum pyramidatum

Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 5 December, 2011 09:14 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Blechum pyramidatum

Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 5 December, 2011 09:14 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/250 s