Galapagos I: the usual suspects


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


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


Frigate birds soaring above the boat . . .


and showing off on land.


Galapagos flightless cormorant–these guys are fascinating!


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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