As promised, here are a selection of my husband Rob Goldsborough’s beautiful photographs from our recent trip to the Galapagos Islands. The one above of a Galapagos finch is one of my favorites. These finches played an important role in the development of Darwin’s theory of natural selection.
We went on daily excursions in inflated pangas from our mother ship.
Sea lions were a common sight…
as were Blue-footed Boobies – the bluer their feet, the healthier they are.
This young sea lion was almost oblivious to my presence.
We saw many giant tortoises lumbering along. The islands were named after the Spanish word for tortoise, “galapago”.
We saw one flamingo in a shallow pond.
Magnificent frigate-birds dominated the sky..
and showed off their red throat pouches on land.
Sally Lightfoot crabs danced over the rocks at the sea shore.
This Black-legged Stilt waded, while an iguana crawled ashore.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed the tour. Polly went along, too and you can see her travel log here. The trip was a truly remarkable experience!