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Ecuador -- Mainland and Galapagos Islands, Oct. 2011

Day 6, October 19. Morning at Black Turtle Cove. Afternoon at Dragon Hill. Sail to Puerto Ayora for the night.

Day 6, October 19
Black Turtle Lagoon with mangrove trees (Isla Santa Cruz)
Day 6, October 19
Motors not allowed in the lagoon
Day 6, October 19
Green Sea Turtle coming up for air
Day 6, October 19
Green Sea Turtle swimming
Day 6, October 19
Whitetip Reef Sharks (Triaenodon obesus) resting
Day 6, October 19
White-tipped Reef Sharks (Triaenodon obesus) resting
Day 6, October 19
Blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus); pup only 3-4 ft long
Day 6, October 19
White-tipped Reef Sharks (Triaenodon obesus)
Day 6, October 19
Large marbled stingray (Taeniura meyeni) resting with sharks
 Day 6, October 19
Smooth-billed Ani (introduced pest species in the Galapagos)
Day 6, October 19
Jim photographing Blue-footed Booby
Day 6, October 19
Tree cactus (Opuntia spp.) on lava flow
Day 6, October 19
Relaxing aboard ship off Isla Santa Cruz
Day 6, October 19
Friends (Magnificent Frigatebirds) escorting the ship
Day 6, October 19
Liz aboard ship with head ornament
Day 6, October 19
Jim aboard ship with head ornament
Day 6, October 19
Ashore at Dragon Hill (Isla Santa Cruz)
Day 6, October 19
Ashore at Dragon Hill
Day 6, October 19
Tree Cactus at Dragon Hill
Day 6, October 19
Dragon Hill Trail
Day 6, October 19
We found the dragon's lair!
 Day 6, October 19
Land Iguana (this dragon is 3-4 feet long)
Day 6, October 19
Atop Dragon Hill
Day 6, October 19
Cactus pad with spines and shadows
Day 6, October 19
Liz finding flowers on Dragon Hill Trail
Day 6, October 19
Lagoon along Dragon Hill Trail
 Day 6, October 19
Whimbrel finds a big grasshopper that fell into the water
Day 6, October 19
Tracks in the sand (marine iguana, crabs, human)
 Day 6, October 19
Dragonfly at Dragon Hill
 Day 6, October 19
Cooling off in the afternoon heat
Day 6, October 19
Departing Dragon Beach
Day 6, October 19
Liz aboard ship outside our cabin
 Day 6, October 19
Relaxing in the lounge
 Day 6, October 19
Magnificent Frigatebird catches an eel
 Day 6, October 19
Audubon's Shearwaters diving on a school of fish in open seas
Day 6, October 19
Final sunset over the Galapagos Islands

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