Our cruise ship ports of call in South America heading to Valparaiso are not necessarily world-class destinations. Sometimes the most excitement and most interesting photos are of the dock workers.
This Galapagos marine iguana is likely a female. She is happily feeding on the green algae which gets exposed during low tide. Larger male iguanas, with their bigger body mass, are better adapted to diving deep into the cold waters when searching for food. This iguana is relatively brightly colored since she is wet and not yet dried out from basking in the sun.
Flower vendors are a common sight in Quito, Ecuador. Flowers do not seem to be a luxury item or relegated to only special occasions. Old, young and the not-so-well-to-do could be seen carrying two dozen roses back home on Saturday morning. Continue reading
My trip to the Galapagos Islands began with a long day’s journey to Quito, Ecuador. Prior to flying to my main destination of the Galapagos, it seemed like a visit to the rain forests of Ecuador was a good idea in order to spend a few days photographing a wide variety of birds.