a sea lion gives ample opportunity for a nice photoshoot, she knows she is beautyfull
this Frigatbird youngster is not up to flying yet
North Symour
North Seymour is a small island to the north of Baltra.
The island is know for its breeding colonies of Blue-footed Boobies and Magnificient Frigatbirds.
Furthermore it houses a growing number of Land Iguanas
 
Boobies practice asynchronous hatching, which means that often the smallest chick will not make it.
 
Frigatbirds are born robbers, they steal fish in mid air from poor boobies and other frigat birds. 
 
In June 2009, just a few hours after our arrival at Baltra Airport and subsequent embarkation on the Xpedition we made a dry landing at North Seymour.
We saw lots of boobies, frigatebirds and Iguanas, but also some friendly Galapagos Sea Lions.
 
A great start of our expedition.
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the first dry landing
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a Blue Footed Booby on her nest. Note that one egg has not hatched yet
a male booby is trying to impress a female
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eventually big brother will push his smaller sibling outside the nest where it will perish
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a young Frigatbird in flight
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a male Frigatbird fills his throat pouch to impress the girls
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a juvenile Frigatbird
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here comes our first land iguana
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we move further along the trail with frigatbirds overhead
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here's another iguana