140 - 5th May 2006 - AM - Galapagos - North Seymour, Baltra


Sea Lion on North Seymour Island


Resting in the sun


Sally Lightfoot Crab - Underneath they are quite a bright blue


Our panga returning to our ship - The Cruz del Sur (Southern Cross)


Crab Close Up


More sea lions


And another


Land Iguana warming himself in the sun


Blue Footed Boobie guarding the nest


This one is a male - They share the nesting resposibilities equally


Red Throated Frigate bird flying overhead


Land Iguana #2


Land Lizard - They can lose and regrow their tail 3 times


Frigate Bird


Blue Footed Boobie


North Seymour Island


The whole of the Galapagos Islands are built on Volcanic Rock


Two Blue Footed Boobies - The one on the right with the smaller pupil in the eye is the male


A jealous male looks on as another male displays his impressive wingspan to the female


Frigate Bird


Frigate Birds


Sarah gets startled during a Boobie take off


Juvenile Frigate Bird


Chris and a Frigate Bird - Please excuse the stupid hat, I left my other one in Quito


Close up of a Frigate Bird


Blue Footed Boobie


More sea lions - They were everywhere


Chris and a Sea Lion


Chris and Pip and a sea lion


Another sea lion - We liked them. You may be able to tell


Frigate Bird


Frigate Bird


Marine Iguanas


They sun themselves to regulate body temperature


They can digest food more easily when they reach certain temperatures


So they find a good spot to sunbathe


Water crashing on the rocks


Nursing sea lion


Looking out to sea


Resting


Our boat is the one on the right


Another sea lion shot


Pelican flying overhead


How cute!


Back to our ship


Pelicans lingering outside the kitchen


The beach at Baltra


Pelican preening himself


Looking out to sea


Going for a stroll in the water - I have no idea who he was


This guy was hogging all the shade


One of the Pangas bringing folks back to the ship