You’re already familiar with Lonesome George and frisky Diego, and it turns out the creatures of the Galapagos Islands are pretty familiar with people, too – in fact, they barely flinch when you slowly creep up to them with an extended lens. I clicked hundreds of reptile pics during my recent cruise with Aurora Expeditions – the Ecuadorian islands are home to 28 reptile species but they look different wherever you go, so you can’t help but get snap-happy. Three different types of Galapagos land iguana, for example, can be found on a handful of the islands, and their colouration ranges from bright yellow to beige. Same same, but different. Similarly, tiny lava lizards look like peaches on some islands, chocolate chip biccies on others. And marine iguanas can range from ashtray grey to Rastafarian. Here, a peek at some of my favourite scalies from the trip, including some giant tortoises on Santa Cruz. Click on a thumbnail below to see the full-size pic and shooting info.
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Laters Sydney, I'm heading off later today! See you guys in a few weeks. Not sure how much online access I'll have while I'm away, but please keep an eye on the humpies for me! Speaking of, how's this guy checking out the Harbour Bridge (peeking out behind the cliff in the background) on Fri? 💙
Jumpy fella off North Head on Friday. Happy weekend mates!
From yesterday's windy bounce-fest, somewhere between Bondi and South Head
I don’t know if it’s cos I had very little sleep ... or because it’s my first day of hols... but maaan today was a dream. Mega winds of 60km/30 knots brought the drama while the humpies switched into berserker mode all day long. In the afternoon there was even one that seemed intent on getting onto the boat, with breach after breach right off the bow. An extraordinary day. This was just off Manly Beach.