a sea lion gives ample opportunity for a nice photoshoot, she knows she is beautyfull
this Frigatbird youngster is not up to flying yet
Boobies practice asynchronous hatching,
which means that often the smallest chick will not make it.
Frigat birds are born robbers; they steal fish in mid air from innocent
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, Frigate birds and Iguanas, but also
some friendly Galapagos Sea Lions.
A great start of our expedition.
the first dry landing
a Blue Footed Booby on her nest. Note that one egg has not hatched yet
a male booby is trying to impress a female
eventually big brother will push his smaller sibling outside the nest where it will perish
a young Frigatbird in flight
a male Frigatbird fills his throat pouch to impress the girls
a juvenile Frigatbird
here comes our first land iguana
we move further along the trail with frigatbirds overhead
here's another iguana