Darwin’s Kingdom – The Galapagos Islands

Arriving in the Galapagos Islands is breathtaking form the moment you touch down. Whilst always welcomed with a smile throughout South America, there are still times when you realise what it feels like to be different, to be part of the minority. We experienced this sensation also whilst in the Galapagos, however here it was different – our onlookers had flippers, fins, scales or feathers.

IMG_0555Landing at Baltra Island Airport.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAArriving at the airport transfer dock.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAirport transfer from Baltra Island to Santa Cruz Island.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThey have taxi’s here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAl waiting for our cruise to arrive at the main dock.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACruise lunch looks good.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGiant Tortoise crossing.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe first of many new Galapagos friends to come.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPepe, our tour guide and master of all things Galapagos.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAVenturing deeper into the land of the Giant Tortoise.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStreet volleyball hustlers, playing for big bucks. Serious stuff!

IMG_0604Pirates mailbox on Floreana Island, where me maties would leave notes in the hope that other maties traveling to the destination of their letter would swing by and deliver it.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABen makes new friends.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWatch where you step!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANot bad Galapagos, not bad at all.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGalapagos hawk comes over to say hi.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnother new beach buddy.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABeach buddy introduces us to Mumma.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASeriously, watch where you step.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAlice and a mini volcano.

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Happy Alice 1.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHappy Alice 2.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGalapagos Frigate, mid flight

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFrigate setting up for dive.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWelcoming the sunset from the cruise rooftop.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFrigate friends hanging around for the sunset too.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe crew of Isabella II.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFellow adventurers lounging in the ships lounge room.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATurtle hunting.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATurtle spotted.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATurtle.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFirst of many Marine Iguana’s…many!

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The dock at Isabella Island.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABlue footed Boobies showing of their blue feet to the ladies at Los Tuneles.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABen’s beard in all it’s glory.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACaptain John Travolta.

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