Sunday, June 21, 2009

Flora and Fauna of the Galapagos

Hello one and all! Yep, I am back from the Galapagos and I had an INCREDIBLE time while I was down there!! For those of you who don't know, I went down as a supporter of S.P.E.C.I.E.E.S., which takes stray cats and dogs out of places with fragile ecosystems and helps to find them new homes, and as a volunteer with Animal Balance, which is an organization that goes to places like Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, and Samoa to spay/neuter cats and dogs to reduce their impact on areas with unique and fragile ecosystems.

So, while I will have a full trip account eventually on my personal blog site (Don't get too excited...I only have 2 postings on it in the last 4 years and it will be a bit before I have the entire trip written up.)

In the meantime, I have taken some of my favorite photos out of the 1400+ I took and here they are, in somewhat chronological order. And because this is a wildlife blog....for the most part...I have tried to stick to just that....for the most part. Enjoy!


Til next time...

10 comments:

Kari said...

Great pics! Love the crab one toward the end. But what is the one that looks like it's on the beach with a long,thin line, then something blueish at the end?

Kari said...

Wait...is it some sort of jellyfish?

Heather said...

Yep. The jelly body itself was only about as big as the last joint of my thumb, but that long blue thing is one of its tentacles and we guesstimated that it was about 16 inches long!! I got stung by one walking on the tide line of the beach when the tide just brushed my ankles. NOT FUN!

Kari said...

Did you have someone pee on you? ;]

Shannon said...

Well, big black bee is now my desktop wallpaper! Can't wait to hear more about it!!

Zuri said...

The Galapagos Islands are the most incredible living museum of evolutionary changes, with a huge variety of exotic species (birds, land animals, plants) and landscapes not seen anywhere else.

Anonymous said...

Amazing pictures, as always! Love the seals...they lounge on the rocks like my feral cats do in the backyard....no worries! Mom

Jeanne said...

This is my first visit here and wow...just...wow!

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Thanks for sharing this amazing and beautiful photographs about Galapagos' Flora and Fauna. I like especially the one of the seal.