On the island called Chinese Hat because of its interesting shape, this baby sea lion sought shade under a pile of brush by the sea.
These Blue Footed Boobies were taking part in their ritual dance that includes whistling and foot tapping to get the attention of a potential suitor.
This Galapagos Hawk stood sentry on this pole on Chinese Hat perhaps with an eye on his next meal.
At the El Chato Tortoise Reserve on Santa Cruz Island, this giant tortoise enjoys an afternoon snack.
The giant tortoise has plenty of room to graze at the El Chato Tortoise Reserve on Santa Cruz Island.
The beautiful Kicker Rock is often full of birds, including frigates and boobies.
This land iguana appears to be surveying his kingdom although he is more likely resting before his next hunt for food.
This land iguana boasts the beautiful colors that are one of several differentiations between the land iguana from the marina iguana.
South Padre Island is full of land iguanas which can be found eating, sunning, and running across the rocks throughout the island.
This land iguana is ready to heading for a nearby cactus from which he hopes to pick a ripe and waiting fruit.
This land iguana is an excellent example of the red coloring that this species often boasts.
This land iguana has no cares in the world as he suns himself on Galapagos’ giant rocks.
The black “mask” of the Nazca Boobie makes it easy to spot.
The beautifully colored Sally Lightfoot Crabs can be found throughout the Galapagos Islands.
If sea lions are not sunning, playing, or eating, you will often find them cratching much like man’s best friend.
This Sea Lion on Chinese Hat was as interested in watching Galapagos’ visitors as they were in watching him.
The sea lions of Galapagos love to play in the surf by themselves, with sea lion friends, and even with visiting guests.
These Blue Footed Boobies are mid-dance and whistle as they seek to find a proper mate.
Whether you snorkel or dive in the Galapagos, you will likely find yourself sharing the waters with gorgeous sea turtles.
The turtles of Galapagos often swim close to the surface, peaking out for a quick breath.
This Yellow Crowned Night Heron walks along the shore unbothered by visiting human guests.
This baby sea lion was waiting patiently for his mother on South Plaza Island while she was out fishing for food.
It can be easy to get jaded in our see-it-all, do-it-all, have-it-all world. The Galapagos Islands are a reminder of what life once was, what life in some places still is, and what always should be—wild.