Blue-footed Boobies (Sula nebouxii)
Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)
Red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus)
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)
Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus)
juvenile Red-footed booby (Sula sula)
Juvenile Red-footed booby (Sula sula)
Breeding pair, Nazca boobies (Sula granti)
Swallow-tailed gull (Creagrus furcatus) - only nocturnal seabird in the world
Short-eared owl feeding on seabird prey
Large ground finch (Geospiza magnirostris) - one of the so-called Darwin's finches. Female.
The red-footed booby has feet adapted to perching in trees.
Dew on cactus thorns. Without predators, many Galapagos cacti lose their sharp thorns. These are soft and thin, hardly a deterrent to a hungry predator.
Yellow-crowned night heron (Nyctanassa violacea)
Mating pair, swallow-tailed gull.
Note the white patch under the closed eye, giving the appearance of an open eye to any potential predators.
Galapagos sea lion pup enjoying a sunny afternoon.
Galapagos mocking birds, one of several sub-species among the islands.
They are the most inquisitive of all the birds, probably because they seek water.
The life aquatic - moray eel, urchins and surgeonfish.
Blue-footed boobie chick begs for food.
Frigatebird (can't tell if Magnificent or Great) - male, looking for love.
Blue-footed boobie gets food.
Blue-footed boobie (Sula nebouxii)
Galapagos land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus)
Blue-footed boobie. Note the tagged ankle.
Galapagos sea lion covers itself in sand to stay warm.
Sea lions in the Galapagos have an easy life, except when trying to avoid sharks.
Galapagos sea lion pup.
Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculu), the only penguin found north of the equator in the wild.
Lava heron, aka Galapagos heron (Butorides sundevalli)