Marine Iguanas - These are EVERYWHERE! They are the only iguanas that swim in the ocean.
Sally Lightfoot Crab
Of COURSE I had to show you a flamingo
Saddleback Land Tortoise stretching his legs.
The Pacific Ocean
Surfing Sea Turtles
Sea Lions (not seals)
Albatros and egg
That's me in all my amateur photography glory, a LOT younger. I was recovering from foot surgery, fresh off my crutches and still managed to hike miles of rocky paths every day. I also don't tan worth sh.... Ever. May I add that there is actual REAL 35mm film in that camera. You know, the kind you have to take to a photo developing place and wait a day to see what your pictures actually look like...I have a digital now too but film is still my favorite.
Swimming with these guys is so much fun. They are very playful and love to zip in and out, up and around you.
Sea Turtle tracks
Just so you can get an idea of the numbers we are talking about...
Flightless Cormorant. I used pictures of these guys when we studied adaptations. These birds have no natural predators and they don't migrate so they don't really NEED the ability to fly. They are kind of like ducks I guess. They swim and dive for food in the ocean.
More whale watching
Me straddling the Equator in Ecuador.
This one is not actually on the islands (see all the man-made stuff).