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Galapagos - Darwin's Enchanted Islands Page 1 of 5

9 - 16 November 2012

Red-footed Booby on Genovesa Island is a special nesting bird of Galapagos.


I thank Laurielle Penny of Quest Nature Tours for inviting me to lead this adventure tour to Galapagos aboard the yacht Beluga. Juan Tapia was our excellent guide from Galapagos National Park. Thank you everyone in our Quest group for enthusiasm, camaraderie and good spotting.


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Luxury yacht Beluga was our home for 7 nights.


Every day we took the panga to shore.


Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz Island was our first stop on 9 November 2012.


Everyone was thrilled by close views of this Greater Flamingo. 9 November 2012.


Yellow Cordia is a common plant on the islands.


 Giant Prickly Pear Cacti and red carpetweed on South Plaza. 10 November 2012


This species of Land Iguana Conolophus subcristatus is on South Plaza. 10 November 2012.


Swallow-tailed Gull is one of the most beautiful gulls in the world. It appears to be the only gull species that feeds exclusively at night, mainly on squid and fish that come to the surface to feed. Galapagos is its main breeding grounds, with a very small number (around 50 pairs) breeding on an island off Colombia, South America. South Plaza on 10 November 2012.


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