Galapagos I: the usual suspects

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Galapagos penguins: the only penguin species found in the northern hemisphere (just barely). All photos by Bruce R. Thaler.

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Blue-footed boobies: the stars of the show. Their eyes are blue too.

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Frigate birds soaring above the boat . . .

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and showing off on land.

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Galapagos flightless cormorant–these guys are fascinating!

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Swallow-tailed gulls, the only gull that hunts at night (hence those huge eyes).

What, no giant tortoises? Yes, we saw them too. And lots, lots more.

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