Galapagos Photo Expedition – Day 2

Galapagos Land Iguana feeds on a prickly-pear cactus pad.

Galapagos Land Iguana feeds on a prickly-pear cactus pad.

 

24 Feb 2014

We landed just after sunrise at North Seymour Island which was simply teaming with wildlife.  The hard part all morning was just deciding what to concentrate on.  As we walked the loop trail that first followed the coast and then passed through the scrubby Palo Santo forest, we ran the gauntlet past nursing Galapagos Sea Lion pups, displaying Blue-footed Boobies, preening Brown Pelicans, basking Marine Iguanas, a frigatebird nesting colony, and numerous endemic Land Iguanas.  A real highlight in terms of amazing animal behavior was seeing a Land Iguana feeding on a cactus pad.  Hard to believe they can handle such a prickly diet.

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