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#Galapagos #Ecuador #Iguana #Sealion #Photo

The next installment from the Galapagos Archipelago offshore Ecuador, South America. This time it’s Land Iguanas, cousins and precursors of the Marine fellas, plus sealions.

Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Nah, Not Cute, Baby Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Nah, Not Cute, Baby Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Itch, Baby Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Itch, Baby Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Nose To Tail, Baby Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Nose To Tail, Baby Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Watery Bliss, Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Watery Bliss, Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.

You may want to look at these previous posts on Ecuador.

Galapagos Marine Iguanas.

Galapagos Giant Tortoises.

Amazonian Rainforest.

Andean Cloudforest.

#Galapagos #Ecuador #Marine #Iguana #Sally #Lightfoot #Crab #Photo

Another set from the Galapagos Archipelago offshore Ecuador, South America. As with the previous post on the Giant Tortoises, there’s something prehistoric about the Marine Iguanas too. As there are often Sally Lightfoot Crabs  – Latin name Graspus Graspus , yes, really – nearby to the Iguanas, I’ve included them too.

Sun And Sea, Marine Iguana, Galapagos.
Sun And Sea, Marine Iguana, Galapagos.
Sun And Sea, Marine Iguana, Galapagos.

 

Just Resting, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Just Resting, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Claws, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Claws, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Three Amigos, Marine Iguanas, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Three Amigos, Marine Iguanas, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sunny Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sunny Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Lesser Crested Rock Demon.
Lesser Crested Rock Demon.
Perched Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Perched Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Galapagos Marine Iguana.
Galapagos Marine Iguana.
Sandy Foot, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sandy Foot, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sandy Foot, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sandy Foot, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Basking Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Basking Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
On The Move, Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
On The Move, Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
On The Move, Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
On The Move, Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos, Ecuador.

As before, more to follow as I work through what I shot. In the meantime, you may want to look at these previous posts on Ecuador.

Galapagos Giant Tortoises.

Amazonian Rainforest.

Andean Cloudforest.

.@FinchBayHotel .@MetroTouring #Galapagos #Ecuador #Tortoise #Tortuga #Photo

A selection of Galapagos Giant Tortoise photos taken in the ‘Highlands’ of Santa Cruz Island, in the Galapagos Archipelago offshore Ecuador, South America. Something prehistoric about these ancient looking creatures and, without anthropomorphising too much, full of character.

We stayed at the excellent Finch Bay Eco-Hotel and had a variety of fantastic, well-organised trips to see the unusual wildlife and landscape. We had good guides, in particular Valentine, who was easy-going, yet knowledgeable and authoritative, plus a friendly team in the hotel led by yer man Carlos.

Muddy Pool, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Muddy Pool, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Cautious, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Cautious, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Saliva, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Saliva, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Venerable, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Venerable, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Eye, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Eye, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Eye, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Eye, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.

And her’s a shot from the Tortoise breeding programme to conserve the species endemic to the various islands. As you can see, this wee fella is tiny compared to the fully grown adult above.

Baby Giant Tortoise, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Baby Giant Tortoise, Galapagos, Ecuador.

And finally, walking out of the picture…

On The Move, Giant Toroise, Galapagos.
On The Move, Giant Toroise, Galapagos.

More to follow as I work through what I shot. In the meantime, you may want to look at these previous posts on Ecuador.

Amazonian Rainforest.

Andean Cloudforest.