one happy family
Yellow Warblers are not endemic to the Galapagos, but there were plenty of them at the Puerta Egas beach
Santiago Island
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. The Sally Lightfoots love it.
We saw Galapagos Fur Seals, Marine Iguanas, Herons and of course the alway present sea lions.
All in all a nice excursion.
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the beach at Puerta Egas
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pelecans, boobies and even a frigat bird peacefully share the rocks
a colorfull Marine Iguana
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watch out, it's steep
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a Galapagos Fur Seal,you only see them on Santiago
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a Yellow Crowned Night Heron hiding in a lava cave
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what is so special about this sea lion?
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it survived a nasty shark attack
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the boss on its throne