142 - 6th May 2006 - Galapagos - Bartolome Island


This guy found his way into one of our pangas in the evening


Sunrise on Bartolome Island


and what a sunrise it was


Lava shrubs


Pinnacle rock


Walking up to the lighthouse


This cactus can grow on lava rocks - They found new sprouts just 15 days after the eruption


Pip on Bartolome


It is quite a charaterful place


You can see the shape of a lava crater in the ocean below


Victor enjoying the view


Some of the plants are incredibly resilient


Hawks at the beach


A whole group of lightfoot crabs


Reef shark patrolling the shore


The beach in full


More crabs


Pinnacle Rock and the ships in the bay


A whole host of Blue Footed Boobies


A pelican in their midst


Entering the mangrove area - You can see the high tide level on the branches


Rowing the pangas into the mangroves - engines are prohibited


There's a turtle in there somewhere


There he is! Coming up for air


All is quiet


Rissel explains about the wildlife


Lava Heron


Blue Heron


Some other type of heron


Back at the boat - Birds expecting leftovers from the kitchen


Frigate birds


I just like this shot


Pelican in the water


More blue footed boobies - There were hundreds of them


Diving in to catch lunch


They are very effiicient fishers