North Seymour islandMarch 7, 2015 in Ecuador ⋅ 🌙 25 °C
Last day on the Galapagos islands, time for a special trip to one of the small uninhabited islands exploring some more of the unique species of the Galapagos islands, like the frigate birds whose males look like flying red balloons with their inflated throat to attract females, yellow land iguanas and the Galapagos shark.
We saw all of them and even more; we were on a boat with an very cool, small ornithology class from the Minnesota University and their professor on a field trip, making sure that no questions were left unanswered (and by the way leads to serious complaints by both of us, because neither of us in university was ever taken on a field trip that was only half as cool as this one). After hardcore birdwatching, we enjoyed an excellent lunch on board of our ship, closely monitored by four Galapagos sharks (2-5 meters) who also showed interest in our delicious tuna dish and were circling around the boat for more than an hour! After a very relaxed snorkel trip to another white sand tropical beach, it was time to return to Puerto Ayora for a delicious seafood lunch and a sundown cocktail in order to recall an amazing week on those enchanted islands.Read more