One of my favorite days during my trip to the Galapagos was a day spent on Seymour island. We rode a boat out from Santa Cruz island, where we stayed at the Finch Bay hotel (https://justcallmequeen.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/finch-bay-hotel/), and headed north:
We were met by the Galapagos Sea Gulls:
Volcanic black rocks line the beach front:
As Sea Lions come up to rest and eat:
Hidden in the shrubs and crossing the way were the iguanas:
They are ugly and they know it!
And the most talked about bird around – the BLUE footed boobie:
Since they live all around the island, you can find the boobies in all stages of life. As an egg being warmed by his mother:
To a chick as it hatches:
Fledglings not old enough to have colors and too small to fly. These babes wait for their parents to come home after a day of fishing to be fed:
Here is a young bird with colors but not strong enough to fly:
There is a well demarcated path for visitors to walk through and see all the other birds on the island:
Like the red chested frigate bird, puffing out his chest trying to impress a lady:
Before heading out, we headed out for a short snorkel (https://justcallmequeen.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/9855/), and these were the highlights:
Heading back to the Island of Santa Cruz,
We made a stop at the north of the island, where we saw flamingoes!
Along the beach was clear water and black volcanic rocks:
Where crabs and iguanas rested together:
Can you see him?
It was a stormy day but the pelicans were still out diving for fish:
I guess they’ve gotta eat too!