Española Island & Punta Suarez

The Xpedition

The Xpedition

 

Española Island – both the most southern and the oldest of the Galapagos Islands. So think about 4 million years in the wearing away till it is almost flat.  Hiking, then snorkeling…..

Each group was up to 16 people and lead by one of the naturalists with us for the week.

just your average group

just your average group

When we arrived on the beach we grounded our snorkel gear before heading off for the hike. It took less than a few minutes before some curious sea lion pups stopped on their way back from one of the tide pools and added lots of sand.

 

guess it isn't another pup....

guess it isn’t another pup….

From there we walked along the beach looking at the sea turtle tracks as this is the nesting season

fresh tracks

fresh tracks

the nests dug into the sand above the water line

 

dug down, then covered up

dug down, then covered up

and walking further along –

they mostly sleep on shore during the day

they mostly sleep on shore during the day

because these guys are out looking for snacks

shark patrolling in case it gets lucky

shark patrolling in case it gets lucky

Punta Suarez. Hiking over boulders, along cliffs with sea birds, blow holes and wildlife.

I am doing this one as a gallery because there are just too many pix.

 

 

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2 Responses to Española Island & Punta Suarez

  1. AlisonH says:

    Can you just see Lisa Souza doing a marine iguana colorway out of that?

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