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The Galapagos Are… Wow!

November 17th, 2008 at 4:35 pm (AST) by Jake Richter

We made it to the Galapagos safe and sound on Saturday, and spent Saturday afternoon exploring the island of North Seymour, observing frigate birds and blue footed boobies nesting. Yesterday was spent around the island of Espanola – below the water and on land – getting cozy with sea lions, waved albatross, and iguanas, among other critters.

The wildlife here is remarkably lacking in timidity and you can get within a couple of feet of most creatures (as long as you stay on the clearly marked path) – much like a zoo without fences or aggressive creatures.

The photo opportunities have been phenomenal, and after only two days we have close to 1500 pictures. But while the accommodations here on the Lindblad National Geographic Polaris are great, as is the food and service, the Internet connection leaves a bit to be desired – it’s expensive and slow, but certainly better than not having a connection at all. But it will drastically limit our ability to upload lots of photos until we get someplace with a better connection in a week or two.

As such, here’s a single picture to share at the moment to give you a taste of our explorations in the Galapagos. Hope you enjoy it! See below.

Sea lion pups play in the surf on the island of Espanola in the Galapagos

Sea lion pups play in the surf on the island of Espanola in the Galapagos