Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Galapagos Islands Animal Antics.

A few pics from our Galapagos Islands cruise in January this year.
Dull, overcast days did not make for good clear pictures but still love these pics!

Sea lion pup awaits his mum who has taken the day off and gone fishing.
"My mom's going to come back soon."

Marine iguana, Rabida Island. And yes, the rocks and sand are that bright red when the sun appears.!

 "Yep, love you too!"

Frigate bird with attitude, hitching a ride on our boat.

Sally Lightfoot crabs are this brilliant...even before you cook them....which you're not allowed to do.

Another marine Iguana soaking up the warmth of the sun.

Great Blue Heron, but in the very low evening sun it takes on a golden colour. My favourite photo of the cruise.

Flamingo shot taken late afternoon, and at extreme range of my Canon SX40HS, 35 times optical.

Watch out for that lava lizard!  
"Alright, alright! Can't you read the sign!"

"My mum's asleep. She's had a hard day fishing!"

"Hiya big boy"

Our 10 day cruise was with G Adventures, our 40th wedding anniversary splurge.
So here is a cute wee guy that the chef found running around the boat's galley. He looked so delicious but didn't have the heart to eat him. Besides in the Galapagos Islands you are not allowed to eat the wildlife, so we eventually set him free.



Rachel Hoyt said...

Love these photos! I can't decide which is my favorite. The seals are adorable, but that bird with the red chest looks like someone I want to stay friends with! LOL :)

Jade - OurOyster.com said...

That first sea lion pup photo is the cutest thing i have seen all day!

sheril benedict said...

Great ..I hope u had a great time but the second pic always scares me ..they look like predators does seal harm humans ??

AJ said...

The photos are beyond amazing! I've always known that Galapagos is a surreal group of islands, but these photos more than confirms it. It deserves to be in anyone's bucket list.

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Andy said...

These are some great shots, but the iguana sure is ugly! (lol)
Thanks for sharing.

My Inner Chick said...

I love love love these photos...especially the seals loving one another! :)

Si @thedepartureboard.com said...

Hi Jim, Great photos. One day I will make it to the Galapagos!

It's impossible to not say 'Ahhh' in your head when looking at a cute pup picture!

Love the blog, kind regards, Si