31 Jan 2013

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Day 2




What a day. Our group spent it on a private 65 ft yacht and a private island.




Sea lions were all out en mass.





Notice they have outside ears. Seals do not. Babies are born with fur.



Sally lightfoot crabs were all over the rocks.



Galapagos marine iguanas have a flat tail for swimming.



Galapagos land iguanas hang around the cactus because that is where they get their food. 



Here is a Galapagos mockingbird feeding on a cactus plant. The giant prickly pear cactus, tallest in the world, is grown here.


 Galapagos blue footed boobies

 A baby brown pelican was practicing his fishing.

We even had time for some water activities before heading home.