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Galapagos - Darwin's Enchanted Isles - page 5 of 7

Marine Iguanas are endemic to Galapagos, with seven different subspecies on different islands. This Marine Iguana on Espaňola is the most colourful subspecies. After feeding in the cold current, they digest their food by turning their side to the sun. Then to avoid overheating they turn to face the sun head on. Punta Suarez on Espaňola. 10 November 2014.


Waved Albatross adult (right) and young. The adult had just returned from a feeding expedition at sea and fed its single downy young in front of several from our group. Waved Albatross is endemic to Galapagos. They return to the islands to breed on Espaňola between March and December. Their young are now close to fledging and soon adults and young will leave Espaňola to winter off the coast of South America. Punta Suarez on 10 November 2014.


The Waved Albatross is the largest bird in Galapagos with a wingspan of 2.35 metres. It is a breathtaking sight to see it soaring over Espaňola. 10 November 2014.


Blue-footed Booby is the signature bird of Galapagos. Espaňola on 10 November 2014.


Young Blue-footed Booby on Espaňola. 10 November 2014.


Pair of Nazca Boobies on Espaňola. 10 November 2014.


Endemic Galapagos Flycatcher on Espaňola on 10 November 2014


American (Galapagos) Oystercatcher with two eggs in the booby colony on Espaňola. 10 November 2014.


Endemic subspecies of Lava Lizard Microlophus delanonis on Espanola. 10 November 2014.


We're looking closely at the well marked Lava Lizard in the previous photo. Espanola on 10 November 2014.


Hood Mockingbirds are endemic to the island of Espaňola and are very curious. Gardner Bay on Espaňola, 10 November 2014


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