Wendee Holtcamp
Photography: Galapagos Islands

Day 3: Santa Cruz Island's Bachas Beach

On the 3rd day, we spent the first half of the day at Santa Cruz Island's Bachas Beach. The U.S. once tried to use the island as a military base but the ocean currents vexed their efforts and rusting, decaying metal still sits on the beach. We also saw flamingoes here in a couple of lagoons, but my photos did not turn out.

Marine iguanas lounging in the sun.

Isla Daphne Major in the distance.

Cheryl holding a purple sea urchin.

Our other naturalist guide, Andres holding a Sally lightfoot crab shell.

Another shot of a marine iguana.

Sally lightfoot crabs scurrying about on Bachas beach.

Cactus overlooking the beach on Santa Cruz Island.

A lava lizard.

Isla Daphne Minor in the distance.

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