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Galapagos Sea Lions at Barrington Bay on Santa Fe Island. 10 November 2012


Our Quest group was intrigued by the behaviour of the sea lions. Santa Fe on 10 November 2012.


This very approachable juvenile Galapagos Hawk is endemic to Galapagos. Juveniles are lighter below than adults, and are streaked and mottled. Barrington Bay, Santa Fe on 10 November 2012.


Adult Galapagos Hawk has dark upper parts and a dark eye. Flying right to us and landing at our feet, both adults and juveniles showed no fear of humans. Barrington Bay, Santa Fe Island on 10 November 2012.


Blue-footed Booby with two eggs at Punta Suarez on Espanola Island. 12 November 2012


Pair of Blue-footed Boobies displaying to each other by stroking their bills, throwing back their heads and mutually preening.

The main breeding area for Waved Albatrosses is on Espanola in Galapagos from mid-March to December. Left: Large young still being tended by adult at right. Adult and young will soon leave the island. Punta Suarez, Espanola on 12 November 2012.


Galapagos Marine Iguana, subspecies Amblyrhynchus cristatus venustissimus, found only on Espanola, is the most colourful of the Galapagos marine iguanas.


Lava Lizard, subspecies Microlophus delanonis, is found only on Espanola.12 November 2012.


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