The Galapagos Islands are about 600 miles off Ecuador's coast
in the Pacific Ocean. Tourists fly into the Galapagos, landing
on one of the inhabited islands with an airport. Then you need
a ship to visit a selection of the Galapagos Islands.
My ship was the Islas Plaza, with 12 passengers.
Our first landing presented the Sally Lightfoot Crab,
which performed a kind of dance I captured on video.
A chance to photograph the Galapagos Hawk was
thrilling. I was a bit scared of approaching the
hawk, but it seemed not to care.
My best Galapagos Hawk closeup.
The Flamingo also had no objection to posing for me,
but it would not be until the next day's landing when I
finally experienced the kind of wildlife photography
that is unique to the Galapagos.
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Berkeley Explorer's free Ecuador video by clicking on:
Gringo in the Galapagos