Wendee Holtcamp
Photography: Galapagos Islands

Day 3: North Seymour Island

North Seymour Island is a little tiny island north of Santa Cruz, and was the only place where we saw the land iguana, a relative of the marine iguanas. The land iguanas are lighter in coloration, and we saw several huge ones lurking under the trees for shade.

A frigatebird displays his pouch to attract females.

I think this may have actually been a subadult swooping in.

I love this sequence of pics of the frigatebird.

A blue-footed booby

North Seymour island's volcanic rock has more iron in it than other islands, hence the reddish color.

Two blue-footed boobies. The white stuff on the rocks is booby poo, and some is now permanently encrusted on my backpack.

A big daddy land iguana, relative of the marine iguana.

The iguanas hang out under trees for shade.

We only saw the land iguanas on this island, North Seymour. They are very colorful!

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