Galapagos Islands photos

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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, 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.
Species: Flightless cormorant, Nannopterum harrisi, Phalacrocorax harrisi
Location: Isabella Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16550  
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 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.
Species: Flightless cormorant, Nannopterum harrisi, Phalacrocorax harrisi
Location: Isabella Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16560  
Swallow-tailed gull, mating, male on top, female just visible below, Creagrus furcata, Wolf Island
Swallow-tailed gull, mating, male on top, female just visible below.
Species: Swallowtail gull, Creagrus furcata
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16591  
Swallow-tailed gull, Creagrus furcata, Wolf Island
Swallow-tailed gull.
Species: Swallowtail gull, Creagrus furcata
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16593  
Sally lightfoot crab on barnacles, Grapsus grapsus, North Seymour Island
Sally lightfoot crab on barnacles.
Species: Sally lightfoot crab, Grapsus grapsus
Location: North Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16604  
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, with Darwins Arch on the right. Darwin Island is the northernmost of the Galapagos Islands and is home to enormous numbers of seabirds.
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16618  
Darwin Island, the northernmost of the Galapagos Islands, hosts sheer seacliffs rising above the ocean that are home to tens of thousands 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.
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16619  
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, 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.
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16629  
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
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.
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16630  
Blue-footed booby adult and chick, Sula nebouxii, North Seymour Island
Blue-footed booby adult and chick.
Species: Blue-footed booby, Sula nebouxii
Location: North Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16659  
Great frigatebird, adult male, in flight, carrying twig for nest building, green iridescence of scapular feathers identifying species.  Wolf Island, Fregata minor
Great frigatebird, adult male, in flight, carrying twig for nest building, green iridescence of scapular feathers identifying species. Wolf Island.
Species: Great frigatebird, Fregata minor
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16708  
Magnificent frigatebird, adult female on nest, Fregata magnificens, North Seymour Island
Magnificent frigatebird, adult female on nest.
Species: Magnificent frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
Location: North Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16738  
Marine iguana, underwater, forages for green algae that grows on the lava reef, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, Bartolome Island
Marine iguana, underwater, forages for green algae that grows on the lava reef.
Species: Marine iguana, Amblyrhynchus cristatus
Location: Bartolome Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16228  
Scalloped hammerhead shark, black and white / grainy, Sphyrna lewini, Wolf Island
Scalloped hammerhead shark, black and white / grainy.
Species: Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16252  
Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, Wolf Island
Scalloped hammerhead shark.
Species: Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16263  
Spotted eagle ray, Aetobatus narinari, Wolf Island
Spotted eagle ray.
Species: Spotted eagle ray, Aetobatus narinari
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16329  
Barberfish schooling, Johnrandallia nigrirostris, Darwin Island
Barberfish schooling.
Species: Barberfish, Johnrandallia nigrirostris
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16354  
Unidentified snapper, Lutjanus, Darwin Island
Unidentified snapper.
Species: Lutjanus
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16356  
Barberfish schooling, Johnrandallia nigrirostris, North Seymour Island
Barberfish schooling.
Species: Barberfish, Johnrandallia nigrirostris
Location: North Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16357  
Yellowtail grunt, aka burrito grunt, Anisotremus interruptus, North Seymour Island
Yellowtail grunt, aka burrito grunt.
Species: Yellowtail grunt, Anisotremus interruptus
Location: North Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16359  
Yellowtail grunt, aka burrito grunt, Anisotremus interruptus, North Seymour Island
Yellowtail grunt, aka burrito grunt.
Species: Yellowtail grunt, Anisotremus interruptus
Location: North Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16360  
Yellowtail surgeonfish, motion blur, Prionurus laticlavius, Cousins
Yellowtail surgeonfish, motion blur.
Species: Yellow-tailed surgeonfish, Prionurus laticlavius
Location: Cousins, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16363  
Sea Turtle, underwater, black and white, Wolf Island
Sea Turtle, underwater, black and white.
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16382  
Sea Turtle, underwater, black and white, Wolf Island
Sea Turtle, underwater, black and white.
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16383  
Turtle, Wolf Island
Turtle.
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16384  
Turtle, Black and white / grainy, Bartolome Island
Turtle, Black and white / grainy.
Location: Bartolome Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16387  
Yellowtail surgeonfish, Prionurus laticlavius, Cousins
Yellowtail surgeonfish.
Species: Yellow-tailed surgeonfish, Prionurus laticlavius
Location: Cousins, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16390  
Unidentified fish, likely Epinephelus genus, Epinephelus, Cousins
Unidentified fish, likely Epinephelus genus.
Species: Epinephelus
Location: Cousins, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16409  
Striped sea chub, schooling, Kyphosus analogous, Wolf Island
Striped sea chub, schooling.
Species: Striped sea chub, Kyphosus analogous
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16412