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Apr 7, 2018 - Frigatebirds, Boobies, Sea Lions

Prince Phillip's Steps - The dinghys brought us near cliffs where we saw sea lions and a few birds. We stopped at a place where there were steps cut into the cliff and we climbed to the top to start our hunt for birds. There were plenty of boobies and we learned that Nazca boobies nest on the ground and have grey feet. Red-footed boobies nest in the brush. But we saw our first blue-footed boobie on a cliff! It is mating time for the Frigatebirds but child-rearing time for the Nazca boobies. Darwin Bay - Toward evening, we landed on a beach...

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Apr 2, 2018 - April 2, 2018 – Genovesa Island, Ecuador

April 2, 2018 – Genovesa Island, Ecuador We sailed overnight from Baltra to Genovesa Island. It is an extinct volcano which is 98% under water now and will eventually disappear. We sailed into the caldera where the boat anchored. After breakfast, we made our 1st shore excursion. Before I tell you about that, I need to tell you about one of the things we had for breakfast. Besides sausage and fried eggs, we had what I thought was a potato pancake. It turned out to be plantain with eggs, cheese and onions which had been fried. It was really...

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Feb 11, 2013 - Fun with boobies

I can't believe how well I sleep on this boat. We sailed for 6 hours last night on very rough (for us) seas and the little boat was rocking like crazy. Asleep by 9:30 pm despite efforts to work with pictures or read, I woke at 3 am when the boat stopped and they lowered the anchors. I promptly feel asleep again and woke at 6:30 am on Genovesa to another rainy day. It's not cold and I'd just wear a bathing suit and get wet but I want to carry my big camera so donned a poncho. The island is covered in volcanic rock and lava, coral, sand and...

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Jun 13, 2012 - Dove l'uomo non è predatore (parte prima: isole nord)

Dove l’uomo non è predatore si assiste a qualcosa che nelle nostre vite generalmente non avviene. Gli animali non ti temono, ma ti considerano come uno di loro, che semplicemente condivide il loro mondo. Puoi avvicinarti e non si muoveranno, se potranno giocheranno con te. Magari ti guarderanno con un po’ di curiosità, ma la loro vita sarà esattamente quella di sempre. Giorno 1: Isla Baltra - Isla Santa Cruz Il punto d’incontro con l’equipaggio della mia crociera è all’aeroporto di Baltra, alle 10.30. Jonathan, Bea e Emilio hanno proprio a...

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My Big Trip

Jun 5, 2010 - Genovesa Is.

See pics Genovesa Is. Wiki Info About the Volcano on Genovesa Genovesa Helpful Tourist Info Land & Sea Life Seen:) *All Critters marked like this indicates first time observed! redfooted booby*, yellow warbler, Am oystercatcher*, GBH, black tern*, red-billed tropicbird*, Nazca booby*, black storm-petrel*, magnificent frigatebird... Mx hogfish, panamic flanged blenny*, bravo clinid*, bullseye puffer, guineafowl puffer*, spotfin butterflyfish*, moorish idol*, rainbow runner*, burrfish* Darwin Bay Gala Dove, straited heron*, great frigatebird,...

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South America Plus

May 19, 2009 - Genovesa Island

Today's highlights: - waking up docked in the middle of a giant old volcanic crater - all of the birds- making it out without any poop on the head - watching the engorged red necks of the male frigate birds- watching them fly with them and do their wobbly dance - the red-footed boobies- they are so beautiful and have a gorgeous blue-pink-purple beak - seeing the elusive short-eared owl come out for a mid-afternoon hunt off of Prince Philip's Steps - seeing the even more elusive fur seals that were decimated in numbers due to serious hunting...

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