Ecuador: Galapagos Islands
Photographs of the Galapagos Islands
I was on the Galapagos Islands from 12-19 September 2004 for a meeting on El Niño Early Warning for Sustainable Development in Pacific Rim Countries and Islands. The audio feed from the entire meeting is available from the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco.
Many thanks to Mickey Glantz, Jose Luis Santos, DJan Stewart, and the sponsors:
My photos are in the following categories:
All images on this website, except for the sponsor list above, are copyright Ilan Kelman 2004.
In the meeting in Puerto Ayora.
Mickey prepares for the meeting.
Travelling from Baltra Airport to Puerto Ayora entails taking a bus, a boat, and another bus.
Qian contemplating the Galapagos.
The sea iguanas held their own meeting.
Frigate bird chick.
Sea lion pup.
Blue-footed booby plus jumping sea lion.
Blue-footed booby with fleas?
An indication that you are in tortoise country.
Another indication that you are in tortoise country.
Awkward sleeping position.
Lazy lumps of lard.
Fresh crab for supper!
Oh, hullo there.
Galapagos Dead Wildlife
Non-survival of the non-fittest.
People and Wildlife
Cliff vs Sea Lion Part 1: Who's posing for whom?
Cliff vs Sea Lion Part 2: Hey! Come back here when I'm filming.
Gillian makes some friends.
Gillian makes another friend.
Tortoise Crossing: Proceed after three months.
Qian vs Sea Lions: Can I join in the fun?
Iguana posing: Where's my agent? Do I get a contract?
Useful for those who attended the meeting.
Isla Daphne Menor.
Isla Daphne Menor at sunset.
Mangrove beach, Bahía Tortuga, Isla Santa Cruz.
Cliffs on Isla Santa Cruz.
Lagoon by Bahía Tortuga, Isla Santa Cruz.
View from Isla Bartolomé's volcano.
Volcanic landscape on Isla Bartolomé.
Cactus on Isla Bartolomé.
Cactus forest, Isla Santa Cruz.
Another island viewed from Isla Santa Cruz.
Seymour Norte landscape.
Beach on Isla Bartolomé.
Chemical storage, probably diesel or aviation fuel. Near enough to a flight path.
Galapagos National Park.
Marine turtle nesting area, Bahía Tortuga, Isla Santa Cruz.
Using solar energy to incubate baby tortoises.
But it doesn't say "No Swimming".
So where the tour operator might be seen by officials, we do need lifejackets (left) but otherwise, no (right).
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