Sunday, April 25, 2010


Fernandina Island
Now, isn't this a face only a mother could love?
I've tried counting them, but can't quite get past the tails that are tangled together. This was just one rock covered with marine iguanas, this is on Fernandina Island, the newest island of the Galapagos. I think I heard the number 300,000 marine iguanas on the islands, I can believe that! On this island we found very rugged terrain, sharp volcanic rock covered with algae, which makes for very treacherous footing! I fell on my first step onto this island. Others in the group hit the lava more than once, just like I did. But it was totally worth the trip, because we saw sooooo many things here.

We saw, marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs, flightless cormorants, Galapagos hawk, yellow warbler, sea lion pups playing, sea turtles, frigate birds, so many other things I can't even remember. Awesome!

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