Birds of Santiago and Rabida Islands

11 07 2012

Our last full day of time in the Galapagos was spent touring Santiago and Rabida Islands. Notable for the very bright red sand on one and dark black sand on the other, it was a day of contrasts.

1. Yellow-Crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Frigatebird with fish

Battle Royale! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Dogfight!

Battle Royale! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Seeing double?

Seeing double? by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Blue-Footed Booby inflight

Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii) inflight by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

7. Going in!

Going in! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

8. Galapagos Dove

Galápagos Dove (Zenaida galapagoensis) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

As usual, there are a lot of other pictures too.. many of seals and sealions. The full set of the day is:…th/7548072656/

Ecuador – 2012-03-31 – Santiago and Bartolome

12 06 2012
Watch your StepSunrise on BartolomeStriated Heron (Butorides striata)Animal Hunting in the GalapagosGalapagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus)Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus)
Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus)Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus)Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii)Striated Heron (Butorides striata)Crab
You never know what's down the hole!You never know what's down the hole!Resting on the LavaResting on the LavaLava on Isla SantiagoLava on Isla Santiago
Lava on Isla SantiagoLocustLava on Isla SantiagoLava on Isla SantiagoContrastsLava Ovens

Another day of our 3 week vacation in Ecuador! Santiago had amazing lava formations. Bartolome a cool beach and that Pinnacle rock was neat!

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