Welcome to paradise (Part 2)

Penguins – these were more shy than the other animals; they turn their backs to try to blend in with the rocks and they don’t tend to go to the inhabited parts of islands.

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Sharks! – these are called tintoreras, white tipped sharks. They often sleep in the day, and feed on reef fish at night in total darkness.

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Crabs – sometimes colourful and sizeable, always plentiful!

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Darwin’s Finches – these little birds have no fear, and they’ve evolved with different beaks to adapt to their different foods. We think the yellow ones are canaries, according to a bird book.

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Endemic mockingbird – they have a lovely song!

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Pelicans

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Flamingos

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Garza Nocturna, I think, and another type of bird…identification getting a bit sketchy now!

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I think these are Albatross even though they’re on Frigate hill (just looking at the colouring and the shape of their beaks). I don’t think I managed to get any Frigate birds on camera (the ones that puff out their red chests, which I didn’t see happening anyway!)

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2 comments on “Welcome to paradise (Part 2)
  1. Amazing pictures. Love the little finch and the green on the background and the pelican! Also really cool pics of the marine iguanas.

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