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Ecuador -- Mainland and Galapagos Islands, Oct. 2011

Day 4, October 17. Arrived in the night and awoke at Isla Genovesa. Two hikes (Darwin Beach and El Barranco). Sail towards Isla Bartolome after dinner.

Day 4, October 17
Leaving the ship for Darwin Beach
Day 4, October 17
Onshore, Galápagos sea lions relax while we are astounded
Day 4, October 17
Jim and Liz with mother and baby Galápagos sea lions
Day 4, October 17
Liz photographs a Darwin Finch (Large Ground Finch)
Day 4, October 17
Liz and a juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Day 4, October 17
Liz and Lava Gull: one of rarest birds in the world (only 400 pairs)
Day 4, October 17
Howard and adult Yellow-crowned Night Heron consider each other
Day 4, October 17
Red-footed Booby
Day 4, October 17
Hermit Crab
Day 4, October 17
Galapagos Dove
Day 4, October 17
Galapagos Mockingbird
Day 4, October 17
Great Frigatebird nestling
Day 4, October 17
Back to the ship for lunch
Day 4, October 17
Off to scan the cliffs for seabirds and marine mammals
Day 4, October 17
Jim goes wild with the camera photographing nesting seabirds
Day 4, October 17
... still going wild ...
Day 4, October 17
Climbing "Prince Philip's Steps" onto El Barranco Trail
Day 4, October 17
Atop the cliffs
Day 4, October 17
Jim and Reuben (guide) on El Barranco Trail looking for finches...
Day 4, October 17
... found one -- Warbler Finch!
Day 4, October 17
Photographing Blue-footed Boobies on a nest
Day 4, October 17
Hiking on lava overlooking the sea
Day 4, October 17
Marine Iguana
Day 4, October 17
Liz chats up a Nazca Booby
Day 4, October 17
Lava cactus
Day 4, October 17
Sunset over western Genovesa

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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