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Day 7: Espanola/Hood Island - Gardner Bay & Punta Suarez

Day 7 *BLOG* click on image & see review  below
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Nourishing breakfast
Nourishing breakfast
Hermit crab in a beautiful shell
Hermit crab in a beautiful shell
Galapagos Dove
Galapagos Dove
Result of the rainy season
Result of the rainy season
Sea lions are everywhere
Sea lions are everywhere
watch where you're walking
watch where you're walking
A good snorkel spot in Gardner Bay
A good snorkel spot in Gardner Bay
Green energy  clothes dryer
Green energy clothes dryer
Marine Iguanas maintain their color throughout the year
Marine Iguanas maintain their color throughout the year
Marine Iguanas & Sea Lions
Marine Iguanas & Sea Lions
Striking colors
Striking colors
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Galapagos Mockingbird
Galapagos Mockingbird
Galapagos Hawk
Galapagos Hawk
These birds were no more than 2 feet away from us!
These birds were no more than 2 feet away from us!
Blue-footed Boobies here too!!
Blue-footed Boobies here too!!
Look at thoese wings
Look at thoese wings
Regenerating tail
Regenerating tail
Sally Lightfoot crabs
Sally Lightfoot crabs
One of the 13 finches
One of the 13 finches
Lava Lizard .. tail is regenerating
Lava Lizard .. tail is regenerating
Nazca Boobies, formerly Masked Boobies
Nazca Boobies, formerly Masked Boobies
Due to their weight, Nazca Boobies require a lift when flying, hence they live on high ground
Due to their weight, Nazca Boobies require a lift when flying, hence they live on high ground
A juvenile Nazca Boobie
A juvenile Nazca Boobie
Forever preening
Forever preening
The adult Nazca Boobie
The adult Nazca Boobie
Poor thing is pooped from all that preening!!
Poor thing is pooped from all that preening!!
The juvenile looks dead, head & neck has fallen down
The juvenile looks dead, head & neck has fallen down
Not to worry, he was just sleeping, he's only a few days old.
Not to worry, he was just sleeping, he's only a few days old.
He is getting very very sleepy.....
He is getting very very sleepy.....
Stay awake junior, we have company!
Stay awake junior, we have company!
Too late ..... junior's asleep
Too late ..... junior's asleep
Again......................
Again......................
Two feet away a baby has been born, see the shell to the left of the boobie
Two feet away a baby has been born, see the shell to the left of the boobie
The baby is nekkid and squished on top of Mom's feet
The baby is nekkid and squished on top of Mom's feet
The feet can regulate the temperature around the baby, as this is the equator
The feet can regulate the temperature around the baby, as this is the equator
She showed no sign of being disturbed by our presence.
She showed no sign of being disturbed by our presence.
Look at his color! Look at his bill!
Look at his color! Look at his bill!
Amazing!
Amazing!
Spread the word! Another Nazca Boobie has been born on Hood Island.
Spread the word! Another Nazca Boobie has been born on Hood Island.
Marine iguanas - they are all over the island
Marine iguanas - they are all over the island
Swallow-tailed Gull .....
Swallow-tailed Gull .....
An older Nazca boobie?
An older Nazca boobie?
Marine Iguana
Marine Iguana
Nazca Boobies high up on the cliffs
Nazca Boobies high up on the cliffs
Junior finds his own meals
Junior finds his own meals
Good catch!
Good catch!
Blue-footed Boobies are here too!
Blue-footed Boobies are here too!
Another Finch
Another Finch
Visitors
Visitors
Time for a dance?
Time for a dance?
Saying good-bye to us.
Saying good-bye to us.
A lovely sunset .. the last one in the Galapagos Islands
A lovely sunset .. the last one in the Galapagos Islands
Slowly.............
Slowly.............
Slowly , gone .................
Slowly , gone .................
Dinner
Dinner