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Birds

Frigate close

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Frigate (Fregata)
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July 5, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Flightless

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Flightless cormorant
Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Flightless cormorant
Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Finch

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Finch
Galápagos
July 9, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Seedy

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Finch
Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Finch

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Finch
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July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Finch

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Galápagos finch
CDRF
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Finch tail

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Galápagos finch
CDRF
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Penguin

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Galápagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus)
Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Penguin

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Galápagos penguin
Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Brown noddy or common noddy (Anous stolidus)

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Brown noddy or common noddy (Anous stolidus)
Family: Laridae
Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Brown noddy or common noddy (Anous stolidus)
Family: Laridae
Galápagos
July 5, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Brown noddy or common noddy (Anous stolidus)
Family: Laridae
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 5, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Yellow warbler
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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BFB take-off

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Blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii)
Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Booby nest

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Blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii)
Galápagos
July 5, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Blue eggs and feet

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Blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii)
Galápagos
July 5, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Nazca

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Nazca booby (Sula granti)
South Isabela, Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Booby cool

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Blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii)
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Galápagos hawk

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Galápagos hawk (Buteo galapagoensis)
Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Galápagos hawk

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Galápagos hawk (Buteo galapagoensis)
Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Mocking

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Galápagos mockingbird (Mimus parvulus parvulus)
Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Pelican

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Galápagos brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis urinator)
Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Pelican and Sally lightfeet

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Galápagos brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis urinator)
Sally lightfood crab (Grapsus grapsus)
South Isabela, Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Great blue heron

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Great blue heron ()
Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Lava heron

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Lava heron (Butorides sundevalli)
Galápagos
July 9, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Common gallinule

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Common gallinule or common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Mammals

Three sea lions

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Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)
Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Olympus Tough TG-4

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Nursing scrutiny

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Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)
Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Nursing bliss

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Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)
Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Sea lion pup

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Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)
Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Galápagos fur seal

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Galápagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis)
South Isabela, Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Galápagos fur seal

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Galápagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis)
South Isabela, Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Galápagos fur seal

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Galápagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis)
South Isabela, Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Galápagos fur seal

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Galápagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis)
South Isabela, Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Whale ahoy

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Whale
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Reptiles

Tortoises and turtles

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Galápagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra complex)
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Galápagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra complex)
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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7 and 28

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Galápagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra complex)
Santa Cruz Island
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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At a sprint

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Galápagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra complex)
Santa Cruz Island
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Tortoise
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
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Table manners

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Galápagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra complex)
Santa Cruz Island
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Galápagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra complex)
Santa Cruz Island
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Stuffed

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Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis abingdonii)
Santa Cruz Island
Charles Darwin Research Foundation
Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Facing unreality

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Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis abingdonii)
Santa Cruz Island
Charles Darwin Research Foundation
Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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At sea

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Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Henna turtle

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Turtle ()
Galápagos
July 9, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Vampire turtle

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Floreana Island, Galápagos
July 9, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Marine iguana

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Floreana, Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Iguana face

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Iguana
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 7, 2017
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Swimming iguana

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Iguana
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 5, 2017
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Iguana
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 5, 2017
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Marine iguana in the sand

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Floreana, Galápagos
July 9, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Land iguana

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Isabela, Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Land iguana

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Land iguana
Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 5Dmarkii

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Lava Lizard on marine iguana

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Galápagos lava lizard (Microlophus albemarlensis)
Family: Iguanidae
Iguana
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Lava Lizard

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Lava lizard ()
Family: Iguanidae
July 6, 2017
Canon 5Dmark2

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Lava Lizard

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Lava lizard ()
Family: Iguanidae
July 6, 2017
Canon 5Dmark2

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Lava Lizard

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Lava lizard ()
Family: Iguanidae
July 8, 2017
Canon 5Dmark2

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Galápagos snake
Galápagos
July 6, 2017
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Galápagos
July 6, 2017
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From the get-go

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Galapagos Leaf-toed Gecko (Phyllodactylus galapagensis)
Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Olympus Tough TG-4

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Camouflage

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Galapagos Leaf-toed Gecko (Phyllodactylus galapagensis)
Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Olympus Tough TG-4

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Fish

Sharks

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Black-tip reef shark ()
Family: Carcharhinidae
Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Invertebrates

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Sally lightfoot crab (Grapsus grapsus)
Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Locust

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Grasshopper
Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 5Dmark2

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Spider

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Spider
Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 5Dmarkii

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Spider

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Spider
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
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Wasp nest on cactus

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Yellow paper wasp (Polistes versicolor)
CDRF
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Aye aye

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Large tailed skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Family: Hesperiidae
Isabela, Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Isabela, Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Olympus Tough TG4

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Flora

Cactus bark

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Cactus
CDRF
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
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Prickly pear

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Cactus
Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 5Dmarkii

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Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens)
Family: Burseraceae
CDRF
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Darwin's cotton (Gossypium darwinii)
Family: Malvaceae
CDRF
Isabela, Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 5Dmark2

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Darwin's cotton (Gossypium darwinii)
Family: Malvaceae
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 5Dmark2

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Poison apples

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Poison apples
Isabela, Galápagos
July 7, 2017
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(Alternanthera echinocephala)
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 5Dmark2

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Acacia
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 5Dmark2

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White-haired Tournefortia (Tournefortia pubescens)
Family: Boraginaceae
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 5Dmark2

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White-haired Tournefortia (Tournefortia pubescens)
Family: Boraginaceae
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 5Dmark2

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Button mangrove (Conocarpus erectus)
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 5Dmark2

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As cute as

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Button mangrove (Conocarpus erectus)
Family: Combretaceae
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 5Dmark2

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Fungi and lichens

Mushrooms and clover

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Trooping crumble cap or fairy ink cap (Coprinellus disseminatus)
Family: Psathyrellaceae
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 5Dmark2

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Puerto Ayora

Taxis

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Puero Ayora
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Toilets

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Toilets
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 5Dmark2

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CDRF

Sign

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CDRF
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
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Evolution, Galápagos, Darwin

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CDRF
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
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Floreana cave

Bob caves in

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Floreana, Galápagos
July 9, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Finding the light

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Floreana, Galápagos
July 9, 2017
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Lava

Lava

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Lava
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 6, 2017
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Bob

Bob at the airport

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Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 5, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Shipboard toast

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Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 5, 2017
Olympus Tough TG-4

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My Inner reptile

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Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Assuming the tortoise position

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Bob
Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Snorkeling

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Bob
Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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ZBT

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Bob
Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
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Fellow travelers

Zarek seas'd

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Galápagos
July 9, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Vonnegut

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Galápagos
July 9, 2017
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Molly and Bob

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Bob
Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Floreana Island, Galápagos
July 9, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Family adventure goes postal

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Floreana Island, Galápagos
July 9, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Panga experience

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South Isabela, Galápagos
July 6, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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En route

Darwinian encounter

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Janet Browne
Guayaquil airport
July 10, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Requisite sunset

Sunset

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Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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The Trip Itinerary - July 2 - 10, 2017

+ July 2, 2017 Monday - Arrive in Quito from SFO via FLL on JetBlue Airlines

Met up with Mattias in SFO
Met up with Zarek in FLL
Met at Quito airport and driven to hotel
+ July 4, 2017 Tuesday - Day in Quito
Breakfast at hotel
meet up with group,
First Galápagos lecture
City tour
Reception and dinner

+ July 5, 2017 Wednesday - Quito to Galápagos
Break at hotel
Bus to airport
Traffic jam due to accident
Rushed departure
Quito to Guayaquil, Guayaquil to Baltra
Bus to dock
Panga to Santa Cruz II
North Seymour Island hike

+ July 6, 2017 Thursday - Isabela Island/Fernandina Island
Panga tour off Isabela
Fernandina hike

+ July 7, 2017 Friday - Isabela Island
Panga ride - penguins
Tagus cove
Hike up Darwin crater
Snorkeling - sea turtles

+ July 8, 2017 Saturday - Santa Cruz Island
Dry landing
Charles Darwin Research Foundation
Tour of the breeding program
Try, unsuccessfully to meet up with Inti and Arturo
Walk back to town
Buses to highlands
Biking to coffee plantation
Walk around town
Fisherman's dock

+ July 9, 2017 Sunday - Floreana
Floreana
Post office Bay
Barrel post office
Floreana cave with Edison, Zarek, Mattias, and Annie
Panga to Champion Islet
Snorkel
Cormorant Point - wet landing

+ July 10, 2017 Monday - Baltra to Guayaquil and onto Lima
Bus to Airport
Balta to Guayaquil
Janet Browne encounter on plane
Zarek and I disembarked in Guayaquil and said goodbye to the rest of the group who were continuing on to Quito
Check bags to Lima
Cab to Iguana Park
Hang out in the park and then return by cab to the airport
Fly to Lima, Peru for a short night layover

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Family and staff

+ Robert Siegel, Faculty leader
+ Zarek Siegel
+ Nancy Kraemer, Stanford Travel Study - trip organizer (did not go on trip)
+ Ana-Catrina Buchser, Stanford Travel Study - trip facilitator
+ Young Explorer Leaders: Costner McKenzie, Mattias Lanas, Anne Shields, Molly Robertson
+ Macario Rosania, Hotel Manager M/V Santa Cruz II
+ Mauricio Tomalá, Expedition Leader
+ Expedition naturalists: Lola, Indira, Lorenzo, Eddy, Cristian, Enrique
+ Martin, Trip photographer

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Lecture topics

+ Sources of enchantment: the Galápagos in time and space
+ Tales of enchantment: appreciating the natural history of the Galápagos
+ The future of enchantment: Galápagos conservation and threats

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Created: June 16, 2017 (from galapagos2015.html)
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