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Galapagos - Darwin's Enchanted Isles  - page 4 of 7

Galapagos Penguin is endemic to Galapagos. It is a small penguin, is the most northerly in the world, and the only one that occurs in the tropics and the Northern Hemisphere. Santiago/Sombrero Chino on 12 November 2014.


Sally Lightfoot Crab while not endemic is characteristic of Galapagos. It's widespread and creates a beautiful bright contrast to the dark lava rocks. Santiago on 10 November 2014


The endemic Galapagos Hawk has no fear of humans and allowed close approach. Sombrero Chino on 12 November 2014.


Galapagos Hawk occurs on most islands in Galapagos (not Genovesa) and feeds on snakes, lava lizards, young iguanas, Rice Rats, Sea Lion placentas and a variety of other foods. Sombrero Chino on 12 November 2014.


Lava Cactus is one of the first plants to colonize after a volcanic eruption. Here it's growing on lava from the 1904 eruption on Santiago. 12 November 2014


Striated Lava Heron eating a Sally Lightfoot Crab on Sombrero Chino on 12 November 2014


We went snorkeling and saw many beautiful fish such as this King Angelfish.


Marbled Ray


Galapagos Sea Lions kept us company while we were snorkeling.


Panga ride among Red Mangroves looking for Green Sea Turtles. Baltra on 14 November 2014.


Golden Cownose Ray on 14 November 2014


Pacific Green Sea Turtles come to this area to breed. 14 November 2014


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