do not mess with the boss
one happy family, please mind your step
the Espanola Mockingbird, one of the very few species Darwin missed
this is a Nazca Booby
the trail passes right along a nesting pair. They seem to be used to visitors
is the most southern and oldest island of the Galapagos.
Almost the total world population of this species comes to breed here.
We landed at Suarez Point and followed
the trail land inwards. Here we met the albatrosses. These magnificent birds were so busy with finding a breeding partner that
they completely ignored us, even at less than one meter distance.
definitely one of the most memorable excursions.
we make landfall at Punta Suarez
Red Marine Iguanas are dozing on the rocks
a pair of Galapagos Doves
a female Espanola Lava Lizard checks us out
we follow the trail landinwards
a pair of Waved Albatrosses, they are mated for life
these are bachelors, waiting for better times
the albatrosses use the cliffs as launchpath
while the skipper takes a rest, a sea lion jumps ashore
a Blue-footed Booby stands watch