These tomatoes only grow on the Galapagos Islands. Klaus, our Mountain Travel Sobek adventure guide, said it took the foremost "tomato-ologist" a long time to figure out how to germinate the seeds. The tomatoes were delicious. We all took some seeds
Lonesome George, the most famous Galapagos Island giant tortoise alive. Even a beautiful "tortoise-ologist" couldn't inspire him to mate. Diego, on the other hand, is quite prolific. Plus, a beautiful land iguana at Charles Darwin Research
This hawk is the top of the food chain on this Galapagos Island. During a different season, the albatross land on this volcanic path, and launch off the "serious cliffs" presented in the next video. Gail from RomanoTravelOnline****
These sea lions own this beach. We see a "fast moving LBB" (Little Brown Bird). Turns out that LBB is a hummingbird, according to an informal census. Our Mountain Travel Sobek adventure continues. Gail from RomanoTravelOnline****
Marine iguanas are found only on the Galapagos Islands. Here they are on the beach, and swimming in the water. Mountain Travel Sobek can take you on this experience of a lifetime trip. Gail from RomanoTravelOnline****
Sebastian spotted a ray, right off shore. This type of bonus could not be planned by Mountain Travel Sobek, it just "was"! Gail from RomanoTravelOnline**** made all our travel agent arrangements.
Klaus, our Mountain Travel Sobek guide to the Galapagos Islands, gives a very interesting dissertation on the adaptive significance of fear (or lack thereof!) using an interesting analogy to the internet and anti-virus software RomanoTravelOnline****
The path to the booberie. Klaus, our Mountain Travel Sobek guide, assured us that this place is really properly called a booberie. You can hear lots of male whistles and female honks. Love those blue feet! Gail from RomanoTravelOnline****
Starts with an auditory identification error. Love those blue feet! A Galapagos Island iguana against the "white cliffs" (guess why they're white...). Gail from RomanoTravelOnline**** made all our travel agent arrangements.
Right next door to the blue footed colony was the Nazca colony. Klaus, our Mountain Travel Sobek adventure guide, explained why the two colonies on the same Galapagos Island were not competing for the same limited resources. RomanoTravelOnline****
This guy was really motoring! The other Galapagos Island giant tortoise in this video emptied his lungs and hissed at us when retracting his head, but you would have to turn your speakers up painfully loud to hear it. Klaus, our Mountain Travel
On this Galapagos Island, we see the infamous 'dead iguana' holding on by a fingernail, the very definition of persistence. Our Mountain Travel Sobek adventure group continues to explore the most beautiful portion. RomanoTravelOnline****
Our Mountain Travel Sobek adventure travel group walks thru town. Maybe this particular Galapagos Island has become a bit commercialized, but there were surprisingly pretty shops and a functional fishing village. Gail from RomanoTravelOnline****
In this video, our Mountain Travel Sobek adventure travel group is exposed to several beautiful things. Orange volcanic rock. Yellow tailed surgeon fish. Blue footed boobies. Galapagos Island dove, unique to this location.
In this video, our Mountain Travel Sobek adventure travel group is walking around the Charles Darwin Research Center. We see baby giant tortoise #30. The sex of the tortoise is determined by the incubation temperature! Also, more giant cacti.
Kathy's slideshow of Santa Cruz Island only begins to show the beauty of our Galapagos Island exploration. Mountain Travel Sobek has done a great job so far. Gail from RomanoTravelOnline**** made all our travel agent arrangements.
These Galapagos Island giant tortoises are truly huge creatures. Sebastian tries to inspire "craning" (or was it "stilting"?) imitating a bird's motions. Klaus, our Mountain Travel Sobek adventure travel guide, got the tortoise to lift it's head.
This was a great walk through a lava tube. Klaus, our Mountain Travel Sobek adventure travel guide, said that cows used to disappear by falling into openings of the tube before it was known there was a tube.