Galapagos!


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Kongo just finished a week in the Galapagos Islands aboard the Celebrity Expedition. This was a fantastic trip and the animals were over the top.  The monkey got up close and personal with boobies, land and marine iguanas, giant tortoises, mating albatross birds, sea lions, lava lizards, flamingos, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, and a bunch of other natural wonders that will be documented in future posts.

Beautiful sunsets
Beautiful sunsets
Land iguanas
Land iguanas
Nasca booby
Nasca booby
Galapagos tortoise
Galapagos tortoise
Seabirds at sunset
Seabirds at sunset
Galapagos flamingo
Galapagos flamingo

These photos are just a teaser for future posts.  There were sea turtles, flightless cormorants, blue footed boobies doing mating dances, an albatross on an egg, hawks, and scads of other great stories.

The monkey is resting back in Quito, Ecuador and will head home tomorrow at midnight.  While the Galapagos was an unforgettable experience, it is nice to be back where the internet doesn’t take five minutes to load a single page.

Kongo hopes you stay tuned for more stories of his adventures in the Enchanted Islands and the rest of his Peru adventures.

There are plenty more of Kongo’s Galapagos picture here.

Travel safe.  Have fun.

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11 Comments

  1. So excited! Thrilled you had a wonderful time, and can’t wait to see your future posts. That land iguana is mighty handsome, and those blue-footed boobies – ahhhh!

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    1. Thanks, Pam. I think you and Richard would have loved this place. The boobies were indeed fantastic.

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  2. Nothing less than outstanding!

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    1. Thanks, JoAnne. See you soon!

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  3. Amazing photos! Especially the one with flamingo. Looking forward to see more.

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    1. The flamingo was doing a nice pose. There are only about 300 flamingos on the Galapagos Islands and Kongo was lucky to spy this one.

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  4. Stunning photos! The animals are really cute. Looks like Kongo made a lot of new friends on his trip, I hope they keep in touch. He looks a bit tired in the last photo…but I’m sure he’s bringing home a lot of great stories to share 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Mabel!

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  5. define “boobies” 🙂

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    1. I know what you’re thinking….
      “A booby is a seabird in the genus Sula, part of the Sulidae family. Boobies are closely related to the gannets (Morus), which were formerly included in Sula.”

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      1. hehe … i knew that actually … i just like saying “boobies”

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