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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… 😉

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The Swallow-tailed gulls had chicks, a nice rocky nest to raise the young.
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The Prickly Pear trees here were amazing!DSCN5619

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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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For more on travel through Ecuador, click here.

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Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.

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2 thoughts on “Iguanas and Gulls on South Plaza Island, Galapagos

  1. Cute photos!

    Posted by fifi + hop | August 22, 2015, 4:40 am

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