August 30, 2006 - Ecuador, Day 8 (morning)
nice booby preening its... boobies...
Inside a sea cave, where sea lions are hanging out...
They're all around our zodiac!
The water is gorgeous, even if the land behind it is kinda gnarly.
A brown pelican hangs out on the rocks watching the sea lions play.
A naked booby (a.k.a. "nazca booby")
(They sleep with their heads turned around and on their backs.)
Two magnificent frigate birds. The right is a juvenile (based on its white head). Not sure about the left.
Man, they poo a lot!
The other dinghy heading towards the lighthouse on Espanola.
A 'beach-master' checks out his visitors.
A hungry pup finds lunch.
That's the life...
They let you get as close as you want, though you're not supposed to get closer than about 6 feet.
Mom poses with the sea lions and gorgeous water for a backdrop.
Where aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrre yooooooooouuuuuuuu????
Pick up your feet!
Later - the unique birds...