Galapagos Island Animals
Posted On 18/09/2016
Back in 2010, I lucked into the trip of a lifetime when I went to the Galapagos Islands as a research volunteer. For 10 days I lived on a research boat, visited the islands of the Galapagos, and tagged little baby giant tortoises. The tortoises ere the stars, at least from my point of view, but anyone with a passing interest in animals, nature, genetics, evolution, or general science would love to visit the Galapagos. While tagging turtles was my main job, I had plenty of time to wander the islands and snap photos of some of the other inhabitants of the islands.
Sea lions are the most adorable things ever. And friendly too. They have such personality, and are adorable when they are playing with their offspring…
I can’t be for sure, but I’ll calling these two mom and baby…
Sea lions like to make a lot of noise. Sometimes they ‘bark’ just to hear themselves talk I think.
This one has so much personality… “Don’t look at me, I’m hideous…” or ‘I can’t even…with all these others…’
It’s not all snuggly sweet sea lions. There was some snorkeling involved too…
one of the more interesting creatures- Sally Lightfoot Crab
Male frigates are such show-offs
PINK FLAMINGOS are cool no matter where you find them
Survival of the fittest
This photo cracks me up. I can imagine all kinds of things these birds are thinking/doing. They could be a couple and one giving the other hell for some perceived wrong doing. Or they could be courting. Or they could be siblings getting into a fight. The possibilities are endless… and even in person, they were going at each other like cats and dogs.
Boobies…just as entertaining as the sea lions
And just for good measure… another sea lion and a newly born baby…