Galapagos Wildlife Photos

I took about 1500 photos in the Galapagos and mainland Ecuador.  I haven’t downloaded my journal from my PDA yet, so I’m going to post the wildlife photos first.  These are more or less in reverse chronological order.



A butterfly and caterpillar in Mindo (mainland Ecuador).


The booted racquet-tail near Mindo  (mainland Ecuador).


A millipede and Mygona irmina in Mindo Cloud Forest  (mainland Ecuador).


Rufous-collared sparrow in parking lot, Quito (capital of Ecuador).

All images below were taken in the Galapagos, mostly on Santa Cruz Island.


Galapagos grasshopper and blue.


Darwin’s finches; male and female Geospiza magnirostris, I think.


Brown pelican about to take off, grooming.


Black-necked stilt; smooth-billed ani.


Four marine iguanas face on; looks like a pile of rocks but there are 20 or 30 iguanas here.


Sun-bathing male marine iguanas; L: Santa Cruz Island, R: Floreana.


White-tipped shark, mating green sea turtles.


Lava heron, great blue heron.


Sea lions enjoy the good life–plenty of food and cozy places to rest.


Blue-footed booby, greater flamingo.


Sally lightfoot crab, Galapagos flycatcher


Mockingbird, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.


Giant Galapagos tortoise: baby at the Darwin Research Center and large adult on farm.


Lava lizard female (L) and male.

More pictures and text to follow soon!

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