September 1, 2006 - Ecuador, Day 10 (morning)
We wake early off North Seymour Island to have a pre-breakfast walk.
With the Tip Top IV anchored offshore for one last dinghy ride to a new island.
A female great frigate bird welcomes us with a fly-by.
The gnarly scenery is painted with a single blue-footed booby.
Oh, there you go!
A male magnificent frigate bird (the oil on the feathers are a little more blue-purple than green) buzzes us with his scarlet air sack hanging out.
Cutie baby sea lion thinks I'm mommy.
Two male frigate birds hang out by a adolescent in a nest (to the right).
What's this guy all celebrating about??
Oh... While he gets it on, a voyeur comes to check out the action.
Another adolescent frigate bird.
Me with two boobies in the background.
A big male sea lion bellows and hold his ground on our path.
(We walk WAY around him.)
A couple of frigate birds hang out.
Now that's a strange bird...
(He's still getting it on with the young white-head watching.)
"Can I get a minute, here??"
A smooth-billed ani - a bird that isn't supposed to be on North Seymour.
No zoom. A blue-footed booby sits on a rock as we walk inches from it.
There is just no fear from these animals. Awesome!
Do you see it?
It is a species of land igana unique to the Galapagos.
There it is!
A pelican stands guard on N. Seymour...
After a clumsy launch, the pelican takes to the air.
That's it for the touring. We're a LONG way from home (longer than you'd think), but that's it for the vacation part...
Later - the voyage home...