Our last day in the Galapagos, and a rainbow as we arrive at San Cristobal Island. We were meant to fly out just after lunch, so were not expecting to see much today.
However the place we went to was packed full of breeding birds and sea lions. Here you can see a new born booby under their father or mother (they take turns)
Here you see Mum, Dad and two chicks.
And a close up of the two chicks.
Just five metres from the boobies, were scores of sea lions and cubs.
The cub on the left having a feed.
And some play fighting.
We then headed into the main town, which is also the political capital.
Had to laugh at this. This was designed as a slide for children into the lagoon, but the sea lions colonised it.
And they have taken over this bus shelter also.
Now we were meant to leave around now, but our flight was delayed by three hours so a guide took us to a local beach.
There we saw two iguanas having a fight for domination. They butted heads constantly for ten minutes or so.
A sea lion cub born that day.
And this cub is just a couple of hours old.
I love this shot – people sub bathing at the beach, along with a few dozen sea lions.
You can see how close you get to them.
They are quite large, as you can see.
After that we headed to the airport which was five minutes away and flew back to Quito.
Was an amazing six days. Photos can’t do it justice. The variety, the quantity and the closeness of the bird, land and sea life was amazing. The Galapagos have a place in our history helping Darwin On The Origin Of Species, which is the cornerstone of evolution today. But even 185 years on, it is still a unique and incredible place to visit.
Tags: DPF, Ecuador, Galapagos, Latin America