A Stone's Throw

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Galapagos, by camera.

Galapagos, even on a cloudy day, is rather spectacular.

Los Grietas - a rock quarry with a really deep diving area. While you were deep under water, these massive rays of sun shone down. Made me think of Atlantis.




The Nymph Lagoon. Check out the water. Quite magical.

Gorgeous shrubbery growing in the lava stone. Plus, this is the first time I've gotten to use the word shrubbery.

Mangroves on Tortuga Bay.

The cactus palm, a curiously cool tree found all over the place. And, speaking of cactus, its like everything here has thorns.


How can you not like seals?

The endemic Galapagos penguin. Cool little guys. Rather lazy as well.


Nearby, I was having a nap on an abandoned stretch of beach and when I woke up, this monster was laying right next to me. Seems I set an example for the brute.

The Islas Tintorellas - where during low tide a slew of white-tiupped reef sharks gather to wait. The waters warmer there, and despite the bizareness of their presence, they're there most every afternoon.


A clearer shot of where not to swim.

An Oystercatcher.


Seals tend to sleep wherever they choose.

The famous blue-footed boobie. Very elegant bird. Hard to get close to without spooking.
This is how I would travel if money was no option.


2 Comments:

  • At 7:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Very cool shots!!

    Dad

     
  • At 5:23 AM , Anonymous jamie said...

    Honestly, a bit nervous about you spooning with Iguanas but to each his own LOL

     

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