The Galapagos Islands

Old male Giant Tortoise at the Highlands on Santa Cruz Island.

Galapagos Giant Tortoise

In February 2024, Connie and I were among a small group of adventurers visiting The Galapagos Islands. When viewing these images under the “The Galapagos Islands” tab of this website’s Portfolio, they will show up more or less in chronological order. The Galapagos Giant Tortoises can live to be well over 100 years old. Our […]

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Galapagos Giant Tortoise on the move

Galapagos Giant Tortoise

Watching the Galapagos Giant Tortoise walk was impressive. This massive animal moves with the ease of an athlete. Although they move slowly, they move with purpose and determination. This fellow was searching for food, and it didn’t take long before he munched on a short shrub. He seemed to pay no attention to all the

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Galapagos Pintail, also known as White-cheeked Pintail.

Galapagos Pintail or White-cheeked Pintail at Santa Cruz Highlands, Galapagos, Ecuador

The Santa Cruz Highlands was a great place to see the Galapagos Giant Tortoises, but it was also a good place to see birds. This Galapagos Pintail was hanging around a small pond just below where we had been watching and following two Giant Tortoises. I sneaked away from the flurry of activity around the

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