LATEST IMAGES - GALAPAGOS1
The Galapagos Islands are indelibly linked with modern Biology after Darwin's visit and his publication of his classic Origin of Species book. Galapagos is surely on the must visit list for every lover of wildlife and we were no exception. This May we visited for two weeks aboard the appropriately named Beagle organised by Naturescapes and led by Greg Downing and the excellent local guide Jan Post, who is in fact Dutch. We visited many of the Islands, each with its own character and spent much of the down time for photography either travelling between landings or snorkeling. As this was a specific photography trip we were ashore most days at first light and out in the afternoon until sunset. Landings and time ashore are strictly controlled but we felt we had been ashore as much as possible and at the best times for photography. Many days we were going back to the ship when the light had got harsh just as other groups were landing so we are glad we had visited on a specific photography trip and Jan, in particular, did all he could to get us ashore at the best times. At a few landings, we were slightly surprised at the relative scarcity of wildlife, due no doubt by all the excellent BBC documentaries about Galapagos but we have kept images from each of the landings. Blue-footed Boobies were particularly common and like most of the wildlife, extremely tolerant.
PAIR OF BLUE-FOOTED BOOBIES
PAIR OF BLUE-FOOTED BOBBIES BILL TAPPING
PAIR OF BLUE-FOOTED BOBBIES DISPLAYING
BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY CALLING
BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY ON A NEST