Genovesa Island, Day 7
In the afternoon, we headed ashore to Darwin Bay.
A pair of Swallow tailed gulls.
A Swallow tailed gull nesting.
We saw more male great frigate birds trying to get attention of females by making loud calls and flapping their wings.
Here is a male great frigate bird blowing up a huge red balloon-like pouch from his chest.
Several red-footed boobies were spotted.
This bird is a yellow-crowned night heron.
This is a female juvenile magnificent frigatebird. Immature birds have a white head and underparts.
As we were walking through the water we saw some stingrays. Stingrays are common residents of shallow beach areas and deeper sandy bottoms throughout the Galapagos. Animals from this group have a brain weight relative to body size that comes close to that of mammals and is about ten times that of bony fish so they are quite intelligent.
Boarding the zodiacs to head back to the ship. This is what is called a wet landing, as you need to walk in the water to board the zodiac.
Crossing the equator. Some of us went up to the bridge on the last night to watch us cross the equator.
The last morning I was up to watch the sunrise. We were all sorry to end this wonderful adventure in the Galapagos. I would highly recommend Lindblad Expeditions.