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Birds

Pinguino

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Penguin
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Penguin swimming

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Penguin
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Penguin preening

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Penguin
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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When BFB chicks put their parents on a pedestal

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Blue-footed booby
San Cristobal Island
Galápagos 2018
June 30, 2018
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BFB chick

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Blue-footed booby
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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So much fluff

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Blue-footed booby
San Cristobal Island
Galápagos 2018
June 30, 2018
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Stare down

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Blue-footed booby
San Cristobal Island
Galápagos 2018
June 30, 2018
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Booby diving

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Blue-footed booby
Puerto Villamil
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 7, 2018
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Booby diving

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Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
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BFB flying (and pooping)

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Blue-footed booby
Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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BFB takeoff

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Blue-footed booby
Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Abandoned eggs

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Blue-footed booby
San Cristobal Island
Galápagos 2018
June 30, 2018
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Whimbrel

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Whimbrel
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
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Oyster catcher

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Oyster catcher
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
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Oyster catchers
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
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Flamingos
Puerto Villamil
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 7, 2018
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Flamingos
Puerto Villamil
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 7, 2018
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Flamingos
Puerto Villamil
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 7, 2018
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Flamingo
Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
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Flycatcher

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Flycatcher
Wall of tears
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
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Flycatcher - crop 2 - which do you like better?

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Flycatcher
Wall of tears
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
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Female warbler
Wall of tears
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
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Male warbler
South Plaza Island
Galápagos 2018
July 1, 2018
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Sand warbling

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Male warbler
Gardener Bay, Española
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Ani
Wall of tears
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
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Ani
Wall of tears
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
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Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata)
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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In-flight

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Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata)
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Red-billed tropicbird
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata)
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Sheltering for the night

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Storm petrel
Santa Cruz II
Galápagos 2018
July 5, 2018
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Lava gull (Leucophaeus fuliginosus)
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 7, 2018
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Lava gull in flight

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Lava gull (Leucophaeus fuliginosus)
Santa Cruz II
Galápagos 2018
July 5, 2018
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Mockingbird
Santa Fé Island
Galápagos 2018
July 1, 2018
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Mockingbird
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Mockingbird
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Mock up

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Mockingbird
San Cristobal Island
Galápagos 2018
June 30, 2018
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Pillared

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Mockingbird
San Cristobal Island
Galápagos 2018
June 30, 2018
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Finch

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Finch
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
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Hawk and mockingbird

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Galápagos hawk (Buteo galapagoensis)
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii
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After the kill

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Galápagos hawk (Buteo galapagoensis)
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii
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Galápagos barn owl Tyto alba punctatissima)
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
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Galápagos barn owl Tyto alba punctatissima)
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
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Galápagos dove
Santa Fé Island
Galápagos 2018
July 1, 2018
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Pintail duck

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Pintail duck
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
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Blue reflected

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Great blue heron
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
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Mosquera Islet
Galápagos 2018
June 29, 2018
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Mosquera Islet
Galápagos 2018
June 29, 2018
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Mammals

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Galápagos sea lion
San Cristobal Island
Galápagos 2018
June 30, 2018
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Galápagos sea lion
San Cristobal Island
Galápagos 2018
June 30, 2018
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Sea lion singing

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Galápagos sea lion
San Cristobal Island
Galápagos 2018
June 30, 2018
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To my adoring fans

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Galápagos sea lion
San Cristobal Island
Galápagos 2018
June 30, 2018
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Path guardian

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Galápagos sea lion
Santa Fé Island
Galápagos 2018
July 1, 2018
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Lion of the sea

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Sea lion
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Playful sea lions

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Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
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Reptiles

Iguanas

By sea

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Marine iguana
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Marine iguana

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Marine iguana
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
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A swim in the lagoon

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Marine iguana
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
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Landed

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Land iguana
Santa Fé Island
Galápagos 2018
July 1, 2018
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By land

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Land iguana
Santa Fé Island
Galápagos 2018
July 1, 2018
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Land iguana
Santa Fé Island
Galápagos 2018
July 1, 2018
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Land iguana
Santa Fé Island
Galápagos 2018
July 1, 2018
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Lava denizen

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Lava lizard
Santa Fé Island
Galápagos 2018
July 1, 2018
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Lava lizard
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Lava lizard
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Gecko

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Gecko
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 5, 2018
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Turtles and tortoises

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Sea turtle
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Sea turtle
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Sea turtle
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Sea turtle
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Baby sea turtle - not selected

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Mosquera Islet
Galápagos 2018
June 29, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Giant tortoise

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Giant tortoise
San Cristobal Island
Galápagos 2018
June 30, 2018
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Tortoise hand

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Giant tortoise
San Cristobal Island
Galápagos 2018
June 30, 2018
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Tortoise evolution

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Tortoise
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
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Tortoise
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
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Tortoise
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
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Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
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Tortoise playing soccer

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Sea turtle
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
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Snake

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Hood racer (Philodryas hoodensis)
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Snake

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Hood racer (Philodryas hoodensis)
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Under the sea

Black-tipped

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Blacktipped reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus)
Family: Carcharhinidae
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Shadowy predator of the shallows

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Blacktipped reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus)
Family: Carcharhinidae
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
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White-tipped

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Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)
Family: Carcharhinidae
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)
Family: Carcharhinidae
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)
Family: Carcharhinidae
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Hammerheads

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Scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini)
Family: Sphyrnidae
Gordon Rocks
Galápagos 2018
July 6, 2018
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Galapagos shark

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Galapagos shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis)
Gardener Bay, Española
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Galapagos shark

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Galapagos shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis)
Gardener Bay, Española
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Galapagos shark

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Galapagos shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis)
Gardener Bay, Española
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Charles (...see what I did there?)

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Stingray
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Pacific seahorse or giant seahorse (Hippocampus ingens)
Family: Syngnathidae
Los Tuneles, Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Pacific seahorse or giant seahorse (Hippocampus ingens)
Family: Syngnathidae
Los Tuneles, Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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When the islands compose a coral piece

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Coral
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Star of the show

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Sea star
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Puffer

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Fish
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Inverted

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Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5
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Something fishy about Nate

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Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Sally

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Sally lightfoot
Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Spiny lobster
Family: Palinuridae
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 7, 2018
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Spiny lobster
Family: Palinuridae
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 7, 2018
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Bobster and lobster

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Spiny lobster
Family: Palinuridae
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 7, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5
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Lobster under investigation - it's getting grilled

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Lobster
Los Tuneles, Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Sea turtle
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Bugs

Butterfly and flower

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Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
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Carpenter bee

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Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
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Spider

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Spider
CDRF
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
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Third instar

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Lacewing (Ceraeochrysa cincta)
Order: Neuroptera
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5

ID per Catherine Ann Tauber
"It is a third instar of Ceraeochrysa cincta (Schneider 1851). The genus is known for its larval habit of covering the dorsal body surface with bits of plant or animal material (which you can see in your photo).
The abdominal segments of the larva have lateral tubercles and dorsal fields of long, hooked setae that hold the material in place.
The habit is a fine defense against natural enemies.
Ceraeochrysa cincta is widespread throughout the Neotropics and it was reported previously from the Galápagos Islands.
It is good to see that it is still found there.

Thanks also to Mattias Lanas who helped with the initial ID.

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Fly

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Fly
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5
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Beetle

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Sierra Negra
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5
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Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 5, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5
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Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5
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Sand patterns

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Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5
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Jelly

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Jelly
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
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Fungi

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Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
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Yellow fungus

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Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
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Lichen on tree

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Lichen
San Cristobal Island
Galápagos 2018
June 30, 2018
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Lichen
Wall of tears
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
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Flora

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Cactus
Santa Fé Island
Galápagos 2018
July 1, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Cactus
Wall of tears
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
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Button mangrove

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Button mangrove
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
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Landscapes

Sierra Negra crater

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Volcano
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
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Baltra from the channel

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Itabaca Canal (Channel)
Galápagos 2018
July 6, 2018
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Baltra from the channel

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Itabaca Canal (Channel)
Galápagos 2018
July 6, 2018
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Do not disturb

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Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
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Lava tunnel ceiling

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Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
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Sculpture garden

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Sculpture
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 7, 2018
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Tuneles

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Los Tuneles
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Tuneles

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Los Tuneles
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5
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Driftwood

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Puerto Villamil
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
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Wall of tears

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Wall of tears
Puerto Villamil
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
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Wall of tears

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Wall of tears
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii
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Puerto Villamil
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 7, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii
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Beach guardian

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Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Beach guardian close

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Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
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Seascapes

Bird rock

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Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 9, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5
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The rocks

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Gordon Rocks
Galápagos 2018
July 6, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5
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Isla Tortuga

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from Wall of tears
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
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Bob on the bow

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Bob
En route to Gordon Rocks
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 6, 2018
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Land iguana
Santa Fé Island
Galápagos 2018
July 1, 2018
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San Cristobal

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San Cristobal Island
Galápagos 2018
June 30, 2018
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Fusion 2

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Santa Cruz Canal
Galápagos 2018
July 6, 2018
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Fish market

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Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 6, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii
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Visitor's Center

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Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
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Cat walk to breeding station

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Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii
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Darwin at Sierra Negra

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Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
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Mural

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Delphines
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5
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Waste one hour

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Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii
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Av. Charles Darwin

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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5
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Lancha Cally

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Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 10, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5
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People

The group

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Charles Darwin station
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
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Bob and Laura

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Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii
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Shell dance

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Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii
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Disco bingo

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Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii
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Darwin and Fitzroy

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Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii
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Bob, Charles, and Paola

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Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
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Liz and Arturo

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Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 2, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii
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Inti and Bob

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Puerto Ayora
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 6, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5
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Bob, Chuckie, and Lola

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Puerto Ayora
Baltra Island
Galápagos 2018
July 5, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii
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Snorkel Bob

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Española Island
Galápagos 2018
July 3, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5
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Kayaking

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Santa Fé Island
Galápagos 2018
July 1, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5

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Kayaking

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Santa Fé Island
Galápagos 2018
July 1, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5

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Nate and friends

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Mosquera Islet
Galápagos 2018
June 29, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Las Grietas

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Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos 2018
July 5, 2018
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Martin and Bob

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Santa Cruz II
Galápagos 2018
July 5, 2018
Canon 7Dmarkii
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Sunset

Sunset avian

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Puerto Villamil
Isabela Island
Galápagos 2018
July 8, 2018
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Avian sunset

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Off of Mosquera Islet
Galápagos 2018
June 29, 2018
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The Trip Itinerary - June 26 - July 11, 2018

+ June 26, 2018 Wednesday - Hollywood, Florida to Quito

Breakfast at Perle's
Dinner on the plane - packed by Perle
Airport pick up to Hilton Colon
Check in and bed

+ June 27, 2018 Thursday - Day in Quito with YELs

Breakfast at hotel
Cab to teleferico - driver was Darwin
Teleferico with Nate, Laura, and Dunke
Cab to Museum - talked our way in after closing
Walk back to hotel
Dinner in town

+ June 28, 2018 Friday - Day in Quito with Stanford group

Breakfast at hotel
meet up with group,
First Galápagos lecture - Sources of Enchantment
Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World) complex
El Crater Restaurant
City tour - Monastery of San Francisco
Back to Hotel
Artisans market
Reception and dinner

+ June 29, 2018 Friday - Quito to Galápagos

Bags out super early
Breakfast at hotel
Bus to airport
Quito to Guayaquil, Guayaquil to Baltra
Bus to dock
Panga to Santa Cruz II
Mosquera Islet hike
Dinner on the ship

+ June 30, 2018 Saturday - San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos

6:30 wake-up
Breakfast on the ship
Dry landing
40 minute bus ride to La Galapaguera at Cerro Colorado - visit the San Cristobal Giant Tortoise Conservation Program
Lunch on the ship
2:00 my lecture - Tales of enchantment: appreciating the natural history of the Galápagos
Punta Pitt - wet landing
Dinner on the ship
9:00 pm my talk - Photographing Enchantment

+ July 1, 2018 Sunday - Santa Fé and South Plaza Islands
Kayaking
Glass bottom boat
My talk for kids - Enchantment for kids
Dinner on the ship

+ July 2, 2018 Monday - Santa Cruz Island Galápagos

Breakfast on the ship
Charles Darwin Station
Group photo
Get bikes in Bellavista and bike up to farm in the highlands
Drive to another farm for lunch
Drive to third farm to see land tortoises in the wild
Free time in Puerto Ayora
Meet up at dock - ponga back to ship
Dinner on the ship with Arturo and the Captain
Family night 1
Disco bingo - with the YELs

+ July 3, 2018 Tuesday - Española Island, Galápagos

Breakfast on the boat
Punta Suarez
Walk - albatross, hawk, snake, tropicbirds
Gardener Bay
Faculty talk
Dinner on the ship
Family night 2

+ July 4, 2018 Wednesday - Santa Cruz and North Seymour Islands

Breakfast on the boat
Charles Darwin station
Dinner on the boat
Evolution song performance - with the YELs and Lola Villacreses Salas

+ July 5, 2018 Thursday - Baltra to Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island

Disembark and say goodbye to the group
Cab to Puerto Ayora with Lola
Walk into town
Arrange dive for next day
ATM
Water taxi across bay
Walk to Las Grietas
Dinner with Arturo, Alejandra and friends - at their house

+ July 6, 2018 Friday - Santa Cruz, Gordon Rocks

Quick breakfast at the house
Pick up at entrance to park by cemetery
Transport to Itabaca Canal
Dive at Gordon Rocks - with Nauti Dive
Two dives
Lunch on the boat
Transport to town - port
Walk into town
Meet up with Inti and friends at Il Giardino

+ July 7, 2018 Saturday - Santa Cruz to Isabela Island

Walk along beach near the house - many iguanas
Afternoon speedboat to Puerto Villamil
Cab to Coral Blanco - no space
check into hotel across the street on the beach - Delphines

+ July 8, 2018 Sunday - Isabela, Galápagos

Breakfast at Hotel
Sierra Negra crater excursion
Drop off at tortoise breeding center
Rent bike
Bike to Wall of Tears
Hike to top
Lava tunnel

+ July 9, 2018 Monday - Isabela, Galápagos

Breakfast at Hotel
Los Tuneles afternoon excursion
Walking around Los Tuneles - cool formations, penguin, BFBs
Boat to snorkel area
Snorkel - sharks, turtles, puffers, sea horse
Grilled lobster dinner from stand next to the hotel

+ July 10, 2018 Tuesday - Isabela to Santa Cruz

Breakfast at hotel
Walk along beach to cemetery
Bird photography
Afternoon speedboat to Puerto Ayora - many people got sick - I felt fine
ATM near docks
Meet up with Inti
Dinner with Karl and his family

+ July 11, 2018 Wednesday - Santa Cruz to Canopy Lodge, Panama via Guayaquil

Breakfast in town with Alejandra
Meet Robert
Walk back to house
Driver to Itabaca Canal (Channel)
Ferry across Channel
Bus to airport
Lanas flight to Guayaquil
Copa flight to Panama City
Driver to Canopy Tower

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Family and staff

+ Robert Siegel, Faculty leader
+ Nancy Kraemer, Stanford Travel Study - trip organizer (did not go on trip)
+ Patty Ponciano, Stanford Travel Study - trip facilitator
+ Young Explorer Leaders: Taylor Streaty, Nate Lohn, Dunke Hughes, Laura Bloomfield
+ Macario Rosania, Hotel Manager M/V Santa Cruz II
+ Desiree, Expedition Leader
+ Expedition naturalists: Lola, Indira, Veronica, Vivi, Mari, Sebastian, Richard
+ Martin Barreiro, Trip photographer

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Lecture topics, etc

+ Sources of enchantment: the Galápagos in time and space - June 28, 2018 (Quito)
+ Tales of enchantment: appreciating the natural history of the Galápagos - June 30, 2018
+ The future of enchantment: Galápagos conservation and threats - July 3, 2018

+ Photographing enchantment - June 30, 2018
+ Enchantment for kids - July 1, 2018
+ Evolution song - July 4, 2018

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