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Magnificent frigatebird, adult male on nest, with throat pouch inflated, a courtship display to attract females, Fregata magnificens, North Seymour Island Magnificent frigatebird, adult female on nest, Fregata magnificens, North Seymour Island Nazca booby in flight, Sula granti, Wolf Island Darwins Arch, a dramatic 50-foot tall natural lava arch, rises above the ocean a short distance offshore of Darwin Island Galapagos sea lion on volcanic rocks, sunset, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki, Isla Lobos Blue-footed booby, courtship display, Punta Suarez, Sula nebouxii, Hood Island Galapagos fur seal, Arctocephalus galapagoensis, James Island Galapagos sea lions, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki, Mosquera Island Galapagos sea lion, whiskers, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki Marine iguana, Punta Espinosa, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, Fernandina Island Nazca booby, Punta Suarez, Sula granti, Hood Island Blue-footed booby, courtship display, Sula nebouxii, North Seymour Island Sally Lightfoot crab, Grapsus grapsus Galapagos penguin at sunset, Spheniscus mendiculus, Bartolome Island Galapagos land iguana, Conolophus subcristatus, North Seymour Island Magnificent frigatebird (note blue eye ring), juvenile, Fregata magnificens, North Seymour Island Magnificent frigatebird, adult male on nest, with raised wings and throat pouch inflated in a courtship display to attract females, Fregata magnificens, North Seymour Island Great frigate bird (note green scapular feathers), adult male, Fregata minor, North Seymour Island Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis Marine iguana, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, James Island Marine iguana, Punta Espinosa, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, Fernandina Island Greater flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber, Floreana Island Flightless cormorant dries its stubby wings after emerging from the ocean.  In the absence of predators and thus not needing to fly, the flightless cormorants wings have degenerated to the point that it has lost the ability to fly, however it can swim superbly and is a capable underwater hunter.  Punta Albemarle, Nannopterum harrisi, Phalacrocorax harrisi, Isabella Island Flightless cormorant perched on volcanic coastline.  In the absence of predators and thus not needing to fly, the flightless cormorants wings have degenerated to the point that it has lost the ability to fly, however it can swim superbly and is a capable underwater hunter.  Punta Albemarle, Nannopterum harrisi, Phalacrocorax harrisi, Isabella Island Flightless cormorant.  In the absence of predators and thus not needing to fly, the flightless cormorants wings have degenerated to the point that it has lost the ability to fly, however it can swim superbly and is a capable underwater hunter.  Punta Albemarle, Nannopterum harrisi, Phalacrocorax harrisi, Isabella Island Marine iguana on volcanic rocks at the oceans edge, Punta Albemarle, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, Isabella Island Galapagos tortoise, Santa Cruz Island species, highlands of Santa Cruz island, Geochelone nigra Galapagos penguins, Spheniscus mendiculus, Bartolome Island Nazca booby, Sula granti, Wolf Island Nazca booby, Sula granti, Wolf Island Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, North Seymour Island Flightless cormorant, head and neck profile.  In the absence of predators and thus not needing to fly, the flightless cormorants wings have degenerated to the point that it has lost the ability to fly, however it can swim superbly and is a capable underwater hunter.  Punta Albemarle, Nannopterum harrisi, Phalacrocorax harrisi, Isabella Island Flightless cormorant perched on volcanic coastline.  In the absence of predators and thus not needing to fly, the flightless cormorants wings have degenerated to the point that it has lost the ability to fly, however it can swim superbly and is a capable underwater hunter.  Punta Albemarle, Nannopterum harrisi, Phalacrocorax harrisi, Isabella Island Swallow-tailed gull, mating, male on top, female just visible below, Creagrus furcata, Wolf Island Swallow-tailed gull, Creagrus furcata, Wolf Island Sally lightfoot crab on barnacles, Grapsus grapsus, North Seymour Island Darwin Island, with Darwins Arch on the right.  Darwin Island is the northernmost of the Galapagos Islands and is home to enormous numbers of seabirds Darwin Island, the northernmost of the Galapagos Islands, hosts sheer seacliffs rising above the ocean that are home to tens of thousands of seabirds Wolf Island, with a liveaboard tour boat below sheer seacliffs, is the largest of the islands in the distant northern island group of the Galapagos archipelago, is home to hundreds of thousands of seabirds.  Vast schools of sharks and fish inhabit the waters surrounding Wolf Island Wolf Island is the largest of the islands in the distant northern island group of the Galapagos archipelago, is home to hundreds of thousands of seabirds.  Vast schools of sharks and fish inhabit the waters surrounding Wolf Island Blue-footed booby adult and chick, Sula nebouxii, North Seymour Island Great frigatebird, adult male, in flight, carrying twig for nest building, green iridescence of scapular feathers identifying species.  Wolf Island, Fregata minor Magnificent frigatebird, adult female on nest, Fregata magnificens, North Seymour Island Galapagos tortoise, Santa Cruz Island species, highlands of Santa Cruz island, Geochelone nigra Galapagos tortoise, Santa Cruz Island species, highlands of Santa Cruz island, Geochelone nigra Gordon Rocks, a spectacular dive site near South Plaza Island Greater flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber, Floreana Island Marine iguana, Punta Espinosa, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, Fernandina Island Marine iguana, Punta Espinosa, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, Fernandina Island Marine iguana, Punta Espinosa, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, Fernandina Island   more ...

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