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Galápagos - Parque Nacional

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Sea lions

Regal

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Posing - underwater

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Canon Powershot D10 underwater camera, July 29, 2010

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When sea lions sing opera

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When sea lions walk

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This photo illustrates one of the key differences between sea lions (otariids) and seals (phocids), namely the ability to use the forelimbs for locomotion.

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When sea lions perform water ballet

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Española
Canon Powershot D10 underwater camera, July 28, 2010

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When sea lions chill

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When sea lions nurse

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Yoda visits the Galápagos

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Galápagos Fur Seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis)
Santiago Island
Canon Rebel T1i,
August 2, 2010

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Boobies

Blue feet

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Red feet

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Grey feet - Nazca

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Requisite sky pointing photo

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My rock.

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Best booby mates

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Note the eyes. Females have larger pupils.

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When boobies take drugs

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BFB with two eggs

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BFB egg

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Santa Cruz
Canon Eos 50D, July 28, 2010

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Booby baby

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Española
Canon Eos 50D, July 28, 2010

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hey, you talkin to me?

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avian torpedoes

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Three Nazca

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formerly know as masked boobies

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Nazca abandoned

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In a process know as siblicide, this young bird was pushed from the nest. The parent bird passively watches the inevitable demise of its offspring.

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Facing Nazca

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Watching the in-flight booby

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Red footed booby

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Red-footed Booby ((Sula sula) Genovesa
July 31, 2010
Canon T1i,

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Booby baby

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Why birds do not need to go to the dentist

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Red-footed booby baby
Genovesa
July 31, 2010
Canon T1i,

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RFB adolescent

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Frigates

In flight

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Frigate feathers

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Frigate baby

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Interspecies quarrel

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Penguins

Pinguino

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Things are looking up

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I can fly

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Canon D10 underwater camera, August 2, 2010

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Albatross

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Española (Hood)
July 28, 2010

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Beaks of affection

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Española (Hood)
July 28, 2010

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Head shot

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Española (Hood)
July 28, 2010

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Española Island
Canon Eos 50D, July 28, 2010

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Baby albatross

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Española Island
Canon Eos 50D, July 28, 2010

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Yellow warbler

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Santa Cruz

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Short-eared owl

On the look out for petrels

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Asio flammeus
Santa Cruz

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Mockingbird

"You mocking me??"

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Santa Cruz

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"Darwin's finches"

Darwin's "finches" represent a remarkable series of species that inhabit the Galápagos and Cocos Islands. They have diverged from the original colonizing species to give rise to around 15 species that differ in their morphology and habits. Darwin did not recognize their common origin, but was rather informed of this fact by his colleague John Gould.

I experienced a bit of a revelation myself in learning that Darwin's "finches" are no longer classified as true finches, but rather as tanangers! in the family Thraupidae.

In short, Darwin's finches are neither finches, nor Darwin's.

Gould's revelation

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Galápagos hawk

Two hawks

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A quickie

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American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)

Has anyone seen any oysters

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Santiago Island
Canon Rebel T1i, August 2, 2010

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Galapagos Flycatcher (Myiarchus magnirostris)

Has anyone seen any flies

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Santiago Island
Canon Rebel T1i, August 2, 2010

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Gulls

Fish - it's what's on the menu

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Galapagos lava gull
(Leucophaeus fuliginosus)
Santa Cruz

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Mine, mine. mine, mine, mine

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Galapagos lava gull
(Leucophaeus fuliginosus)
Santa Cruz

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All in a flap about something

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Galapagos lava gull
(Leucophaeus fuliginosus)
Santa Cruz

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Baby gull

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Feathers

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Swallow-tail gull and Opuntia

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Swallow-tail gull, (Creagrus furcatus)
Genovesa
July 31, 2010

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When nocturnal gulls have too much to drink the night before

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Swallow-tail gull, (Creagrus furcatus)
Genovesa
July 31, 2010
Canon T1i

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Pelican

Its beak can hold more than its belly can

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Its eyes hold even more

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Pelican perched in Mangrove

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Ducks

White cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis)

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White cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis)
Santa Cruz

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Heron

Great blue reflected

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Great blue and lighthouse

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Yellow crowned night heron - in the day without crown

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Avian evidence

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Santa Cruz

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Tortoises

Enchanting

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Santa Cruz
Canon Rebel T1i, July 30, 2010

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Has anyone seen my dentures?

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Santa Cruz
July 30, 2010

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Saddle front

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Hydropathy, tortoise style

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Santa Cruz
July 30, 2010

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Charles Darwin Research Foundation

Lonesome George receives avian visitors

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LG and smooth billed anis
Santa Cruz

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Lonesome George eyes a passerby

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"55"

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Santa Cruz

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Shell game

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Santa Cruz
July 30, 2010

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Sea turtles

Yo, dude, just ride the current.

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Canon Powershot D10 underwater camera, August 1, 2010

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Marine iguana

Imps of darkness

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Amblyrhynchus cristatus

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Supplication

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Marine and iguana

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Captain hook

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Land iguana

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Lava lizard

When lava lizards are embarassed...

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Lava lizard

When lava lizards pretend they are spiderman

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Snakes

At length

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Up close

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Fish

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Canon Powershot D10 underwater camera, July 31, 2010

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Angelic

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Canon Powershot D10 underwater camera, July 28, 2010

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White tipped reef shark

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Canon Powershot D10 underwater camera, July 28, 2010

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Manta

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Invertebrates

Sally Lightfoot

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Sally does her impression of Bill

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Santiago Island
Canon Rebel T1i, August 2, 2010

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Sea stars

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Sea cucumber

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Isabela
Canon D10 underwater camera, August 1, 2010

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Urchin

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Large insect

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Cactus

Its bark is as bad as its bite

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Santa Cruz

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Two tone

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Las Grietas, Santa Cruz

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Lava cactus

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Flora

Solitary mangrove

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Goat's head

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James Island
August 2, 2010

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Pioneer plants

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August 2, 2010
Bartolomé Island

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Drifted

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Terrain

The blow hole

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July 28, 2010; Española Island

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Lava

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372 steps

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August 2, 2010
Bartolomé Island

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Small volcanic spatter cones

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August 2, 2010
Bartolomé Island

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Dry

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Rock window

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Pinnacle rock

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Canon Rebel T1i, August 2, 2010

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Sunset

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Canon Rebel T1i, August 2, 2010

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Las Grietas, San Cruz

Where the waters meet

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En route

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Floreana

The barrel post box

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Floreana
Canon 50D July 29, 2010

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The barrel post box guardian

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Floreana
Canon 50D July 29, 2010

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Vessels

Isabela II takes a bow

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I2

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The panga experience

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August, 2010

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A

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A contrasted

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Unmoored

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Isabela II guestbook

Mining gems from the guestbook

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Isabela II
August 3, 2010 (Brother's day)

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The Trip Itinerary - July 26, 2010 - August 3, 2010 (Brothers' Day)

+ July 26, 2010 - Arrive on Balta Island from Quito, transfer to San Cruz, Angermeyer Hotel in Puerto Ayora

+ July 27, 2010 - San Cruz, Return to Balta Island to board the Isabela II;
Las Grietas
sea lions, pelicans, yellow warblers, lava gulls, finches, cactus, barnacles

+ July 27, 2010 - afternoon excursion to North Seymour Island
Mockingbirds, sea lions

+ July 28, 2010 - Española (Hood) Island
albatross, blow hole, nazca boobies

+ July 29, 2010 - Floreana (Santa Maria, Charles) Island
barrel post box

+ July 30, 2010 - Santa Cruz (Indefatigable) Island
Charles Darwin Research Foundation, Giant tortoises, Puerto Ayora

+ July 31, 2010 - Genovesa (Tower) Island
Red-footed boobies

+ August 1, 2010 - Isabela (Albemarle) and Fernandina (Narborough) Islands

+ August 2, 2010 - Santiago (San Salvador, James) and Bartolomé Islands
Hike up volcano on Bartolomé, view of Pinnacle Rock

+ August 3, 2010 (Brother's day) - Transfer from Santa Cruz to Balta and fly to Quito

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With special thanks to our guides - Carlos, Vivi, and Walter

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Also spotted but not photographed: whales, many breeching manta rays

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Other relevant animals pages

+ Boobies
+ Albatross
+ Penguins
+ Sea lions
+ Seals
+ Iguanas

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+ Quito 2010

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+ Galápagos 2010 people

+ Darwin's adventures in the Galápagos

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Created: August 6, 2010
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