one happy family
Yellow Warblers are not endemic to the Galapagos, but there were plenty of them at the Puerta Egas beach
In the 1930's a group of people tried to colonize Santiago Island
. The effort did not last, but it was the basis for the book
"The Enchanted Islands", by Ainslie and Frances Conway.
In June 2009, under a grey overcast sky, we performed
a wet landing at James Bay and explored the coastal area of Puerta Egas. The many tidal pools in dark black lava create
a special environment for wildlife. In particular the colorful Sally Lightfoots seem to love it.
All in all this was a nice excursion.
the beach at Puerta Egas
pelecans, boobies and even a frigat bird peacefully share the rocks
a colorfull Marine Iguana
watch out, it's steep
a Galapagos Fur Seal,you only see them on Santiago
a Yellow Crowned Night Heron hiding in a lava cave
what is so special about this sea lion?
it survived a nasty shark attack
the boss on its throne