146 - 9th May 2006 - Galapagos - Espanola


Hood Mockingbird


The beach at Gardiner Bay, Espanola Island - Wonderfully soft sand


Marine Iguanas


Enjoying the sunshine


Mmmmmm. Cosy lava rocks.


Chris and some Marine Iguanas


Going for a swim - The first marine iguana we have seen in the water


They propel themselves using their tail


Lava Heron hunting


More marine iguanas


Mockingbird and Iguana


Lining up for the photoshoot


Marine Iguanas look less smug than their land counterparts


Hood Mockingbird


Marine Iguana Party


Suarez Point


Female Lava Lizard


Iguana nest


Blue Footed Boobie and Eggs


Our first Masked Boobie sighting


Sea Lion who has found some shade


Masked Boobie


Preening


Masked Boobie in full


The sun was very bright indeed


Galapagos Hawk


Blue Footed Boobie and her chicks


Albatross - Huge and clumsy on land, beautiful in the air


Blue Footed Boobie pairing - They mate for life


Showing off the wingspan


Do you think this nail varnish is my colour?


Chirs on Espanola


Chris and a Blue Footed Boobie


An oceanic blow hole - this happens with every surge of the ocean


Albatross in full slpendour


A pair of albatross


Chris enjoying the sun


Albatross in flight - Impressive


So you cover your eyes like this and count to 100 ...


Clear tide pool below the cliff


Looking out to sea


Albatross and egg


Close up of an albatross - Look how smooth the feathers are


Sally lightfoot crab and marine iguana


Juvenile marine iguana


Watching the sunset from the panga