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Giant Tortoise at El Manzanillo Ranch in the highlands of Santa Cruz on 11 November 2014. The tortoises are free roaming. Ranchers are creating suitable habitat by keeping vegetation low.


We enjoyed watching these large animals come to a watering/bathing hole on the ranch.


Conservation efforts on Galapagos are protecting these endemic giants. Many are older than we are. Santa Cruz on 11 November 2014.


In a lava tunnel on the ranch one of our sharp-eyed observers spotted this Barn Owl. Santa Cruz Highlands on 11 November 2014


The fish market in Puerto Ayoro, Santa Cruz attracts Brown Pelicans, Galapagos Sealions, Lava Gulls and more. 11 November 2014


Candelabra Cactus with fruit on San Cristobal. 9 November 2014.


Ghost Crabs on the beach at Cerro Brujo didn't stray far from their burrows in the sand. San Cristobal on 9 November 2014


Galapagos Sea Lion with overwintering Franklin's Gulls on the beach at Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal on 9 November 2014.


Lava Gull is endemic to Galapagos and is one of the rarest gulls in the world. It is vulnerable because of its small population. It's very approachable on this beach, Cerro Brujo on San Cristobal, and good numbers hang out at very close range at the fish market in Puerto Ayoro. San Cristobal on 9 November 2014.


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