The morning in North Seymour:
We went on a leisurely walk to look at frigates, blue footed boobies, and iguanas and, as always, sea lions.
And the famous blue footed booby is on this island! Wooo.
Two lizards trying to eat each other. I’m pretty sure this isn’t a lava lizard, but I’m not sure what it is.
This land iguana started following our group as we walked down the beach, when I turned around, it flattened itself and closed its eyes. I guess it could pretend I wasn’t there?
These birds are hilarious looking.
SO CUTE. Galapagos sea lion — smaller cousins of the California sea lion.
Puff. Male frigate hanging out.
Male frigate flying around.
This is what most of the island seems to look like.
I didn’t get a picture of the booby dance, but I got one of head scratches!
And, as usual, the Galapagos isn’t a lush paradise. It’s covered in poop.
Then the afternoon in Sullivan Bay, Santiago:
We took a zodiac out to look for a penguin colony, then went on a hike across the lava flow (It’s 100-150ish years old, so fairly “recent”)
A Galapagos penguin!
And a funny looking one that’s molting. Looks like its wearing a fur hat…
A sally crab eating its buddy…
Apparently lava can look like cake batter
Or… I don’t even know what this looks like.
Cinder cones from a distance