I took a whole lot of pictures during our 6 days on the Galápagos Islands. Just ask Drew. I intend to do more detailed posts of each day some day, but I wanted to put up a few of the highlights of our The 5 day boat trip we took to the Galápagos Islands.
We lived on a small, old wooden boat for 5 days and 4 nights. There were 9 clients and 5 crew members. This allowed us to get to more remote places, but it was not a luxury boat in any sense of the word.
My favorite activities were the hikes, but snorkeling was also good. The water was refreshingly cool compared to the hot humid conditions on land and boat. Drew took all the underwater pictures with his GoPro.
|Kicker Rock, our first activity upon boarding the boat. No instructions, no safety talk, just jump on in to the choppy sea.|
|Drew hiking on Santa Fe island|
|Santa Fe land iguana|
|Sea lions are very curious|
|Unfortunately, their curiosity gets them in trouble. This pup was hanging around the landing spot at one of the visitor sites. She/he looked skinny and sick, and was likely to die because some human had touched it, or so the guide said.|
|Galapagos land iguana|
|Blue footed boobie! I really wanted to see these birds. They did not disappoint.|
|Male Galapagos land iguana, in orange mating colors, pursuing a female.|
|Our boat and a couple of volcanic islands in the distance|
|Magnificent frigate birds rode our bow air waves a lot|
|Swimming with sea turtles|
|Black tipped shark sleeping on the bottom. At one location, I counted about 8 swimming within 20 feet of us.|
We saw a lot of fishes, turtles, and sharks, but no rays.
|By the end of the trip, I could flip off the boat with the best of them. No small feat for this land-locked girl.|
So those are some of the best animal pictures I took. After 5 days, we were both ready to be off the boat.