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A whale shark swims through the open ocean in the Galapagos Islands.  The whale shark is the largest shark on Earth, but is harmless eating plankton and small fish, Rhincodon typus, Darwin Island Galapagos shark swims over a reef in the Galapagos Islands, with schooling fish in the distance, Carcharhinus galapagensis, Wolf Island Scalloped hammerhead shark swims over a reef in the Galapagos Islands.  The hammerheads eyes and other sensor organs are placed far apart on its wide head to give the shark greater ability to sense the location of prey, Sphyrna lewini, Wolf Island Galapagos sea lion pup, Punta Espinosa, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki, Fernandina Island Bigeye trevally jacks, motion blur, schooling, Caranx sexfasciatus, Darwin Island Galapagos penguin, underwater, swimming.  Bartolome Island, Spheniscus mendiculus Magnificent frigatebird, adult male on nest, with throat pouch inflated, a courtship display to attract females, Fregata magnificens, North Seymour Island Hammerhead sharks swim in a school underwater at Wolf Island in the Galapagos archipelago.  The hammerheads eyes and other sensor organs are placed far apart on its wide head to give the shark greater ability to sense the location of prey, Sphyrna lewini Magnificent frigatebird, adult female on nest, Fregata magnificens, North Seymour Island Hammerhead sharks, schooling, black and white / grainy, Sphyrna lewini, Darwin Island Nazca booby in flight, Sula granti, Wolf Island Galapagos sea lion playing with puffer fish, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki, Cousins Darwins Arch, a dramatic 50-foot tall natural lava arch, rises above the ocean a short distance offshore of Darwin Island Marine iguana, underwater, forages for green algae that grows on the lava reef, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, Bartolome Island Galapagos shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis, Wolf Island Galapagos sea lion on volcanic rocks, sunset, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki, Isla Lobos Galapagos fur seal,  Darwin Island, Arctocephalus galapagoensis Whale shark, Rhincodon typus, Darwin Island Galapagos sea lion playing with puffer fish, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki, Cousins Galapagos sea lion, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki, Sombrero Chino Coral hawkfish, Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus, Wolf Island Stone scorpionfish, Scorpaena mystes, Wolf Island Blue-footed booby, courtship display, Sula nebouxii, North Seymour Island Sally Lightfoot crab, Grapsus grapsus Galapagos penguin at sunset, Spheniscus mendiculus, Bartolome Island Hammerhead sharks, schooling, Sphyrna lewini, Wolf Island Schooling fish, Albany, James 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 Galapagos fur seal,  Darwin Island, Arctocephalus galapagoensis Galapagos sea lion, adult male, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki, Darwin Island Galapagos sea lion blows a bubble, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki, Isla Lobos Galapagos sea lion, Punta Espinosa, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki, Fernandina Island Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis Greater flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber, Floreana Island Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, Darwin Island Orange cup coral, Tubastrea coccinea, Isla Champion 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 Scalloped hammerhead shark, black and white / grainy, Sphyrna lewini, Wolf Island Bigeye trevally jacks, schooling, Caranx sexfasciatus, Darwin Island Black coral.  The fan is five feet in diameter and the color of the live coral is more yellow-green than black, Antipathidae, Cousins Black coral, Antipathidae, Isla Champion Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, 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 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 Booby in flight, motion blur, Darwin Island Brown pelican, waves, rocks and cliffs, sunset, Pelecanus occidentalis, Wolf Island Scalloped hammerhead shark, black and white / grainy, Sphyrna lewini, Wolf Island Spotted eagle ray, Aetobatus narinari, Wolf Island Unidentified snapper, Lutjanus, Darwin Island   more ...

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