Iguanas and Gulls on South Plaza Island, Galapagos

South Plaza is the smallest of the Galapagos Islands.  It has an area of 0.13 km and a maximum altitude of 23 metres, so if you don’t like heights, this place is awesome!

Of all the islands we visited, this one had the most wildlife.  As a photographer with a very basic point’n’shoot camera, the up-close-and-personal wildlife made for some pretty incredible photos, even for a novice.

If you are a better photographer than me, this would be your dream destination.

The day we visited was wet and hot, it was like watching wildlife from within a sauna.  The raincoats while they kept off the rain, enabled you to create your own personal sweat-bath under the plastic.  Nice… 😉

Anyway, I’ll let the photos do the rest of the post.DSCN5611

The Swallow-tailed gulls had chicks, a nice rocky nest to raise the young.


The Prickly Pear trees here were amazing!DSCN5619


South Plaza is unique in that the land and marine iguana’s territories overlap and they interbreed.  Don’t ask me which ones are shown in the photos, I don’t know, but thats ok as they obviously can’t tell the difference either.

The offspring are likely sterile – the mule of the reptile world.








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