a hermit crab peeks out its shell
here is another and much bigger, well fed iguana
the typical dry landscape on Cerro Dragon
actually the dragons here are not that big
is by far the largest Island of the Galapagos, formed by six volcanoes of which five are still active.
Giant Tortoises can
be found here in the wild. But most areas are off limits for tourists.
On June 4th 2009 we made landfall at Urbina Beach
. This bay
area was uplifted many meters during a volcanic eruption in 1954.
We searched for tortoises and land iguanas, but found
only one iguana in the bushes.
Back at the beach we witnessed a couple of Galapagos Hawks
checking each other out.
surf is up at Urbina Beach
but the wet landing is not so bad
checking for turtles and land iguanas
finally we spot an iguana, with a piece of its tail gone
back at the beach a pelican glides by
a Galapagos Hawk at the beach
they seem to have construction plans
a Cactus Finch, guess what's on its menu
After a captive breeding program Land Iguanas were re-introduced in 1990
we make our way back to the shore
watch out, here comes the dragon!