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Taking a walk on the wild side in Galapagos
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.

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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.

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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.

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This Galapagos Hawk stood sentry on this pole on Chinese Hat perhaps with an eye on his next meal.

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At the El Chato Tortoise Reserve on Santa Cruz Island, this giant tortoise enjoys an afternoon snack.

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The giant tortoise has plenty of room to graze at the El Chato Tortoise Reserve on Santa Cruz Island.

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Kicker_Rock

The beautiful Kicker Rock is often full of birds, including frigates and boobies.

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This land iguana appears to be surveying his kingdom although he is more likely resting before his next hunt for food.

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This land iguana boasts the beautiful colors that are one of several differentiations between the land iguana from the marina iguana.

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Land_Iguana_on_South_Padre_Island

South Padre Island is full of land iguanas which can be found eating, sunning, and running across the rocks throughout the island.

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This land iguana is ready to heading for a nearby cactus from which he hopes to pick a ripe and waiting fruit.

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This land iguana is an excellent example of the red coloring that this species often boasts.

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Land_Iquana_on_the_rocks

This land iguana has no cares in the world as he suns himself on Galapagos’ giant rocks.

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The black “mask” of the Nazca Boobie makes it easy to spot.

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Sally_Lightfoot_Crabs

The beautifully colored Sally Lightfoot Crabs can be found throughout the Galapagos Islands.

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Sea_Lion_Scratching

If sea lions are not sunning, playing, or eating, you will often find them cratching much like man’s best friend.

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Sea_Lion_Stare_on_Chinese_Hat

This Sea Lion on Chinese Hat was as interested in watching Galapagos’ visitors as they were in watching him.

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Seal_Lion_in_Surf

The sea lions of Galapagos love to play in the surf by themselves, with sea lion friends, and even with visiting guests.

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The_Boobies_Dance

These Blue Footed Boobies are mid-dance and whistle as they seek to find a proper mate.

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Turtle_Swims_Underwater

Whether you snorkel or dive in the Galapagos, you will likely find yourself sharing the waters with gorgeous sea turtles.

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Underwater_Turtle_Looks_Out

The turtles of Galapagos often swim close to the surface, peaking out for a quick breath.

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Yellow_Crowned_Night_Heron_on_Floreana

This Yellow Crowned Night Heron walks along the shore unbothered by visiting human guests.

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Baby_Sea_Lion_Frown_on_Outh_Plaza_Island

This baby sea lion was waiting patiently for his mother on South Plaza Island while she was out fishing for food.

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Taking a walk on the wild side in Galapagos

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.

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