Wherever there is three, one is always BETWEEN, which is the theme for this week’s photo challenge from WordPress. Here these three blue-footed boobies (Kongo calls this image Tres Amigos) perch on a rock in the Galapagos Islands. The two on the ends look at the one between. See more of Kongo’s Galapagos images here. Advertisements
The land iguanas in the Galapagos are fierce looking but they won’t hurt you. While their prehistoric appearance may startle you at first they tend to grow on you and pretty soon you’ll be saying “Iguana love you forever…” to your honey after an island outing. Really. And if that line doesn’t work you can always try (not recommended by the monkey) telling her that you do not suffer from “a reptile dysfunction.” I know. I know. Read on for the bar joke.
Thousands of Waved Albatrosses came ashore in the Galapagos to mate and nest just a few weeks before Kongo came to visit earlier this month. It was very fortunate timing on the monkey’s part because he got to witness the unusual and fascinating mating rituals these birds follow during breeding season.
One of the most amazing animals Kongo saw on his recent trip to the Galapagos Islands was the legendary tortoise. These huge turtles can weigh more than 850 pounds and reach more than 6 feet in length. As you can imagine, they don’t do anything fast. And that includes sex.
This week’s travel theme from Ailsa is BLOSSOMS so I’ve included a selection of flowering blooms from Kongo’s recent trip to Peru and Ecuador. Above, a flowering tree in the Galapagos Islands.
Found only on the Galapagos Islands, the marine iguana is a fierce-looking marine reptile but in fact these gentle creatures wouldn’t hurt a fly. Their diet consists entirely of algae and seaweed. Each island in the Galapagos has a slightly different species of lizard and their coloring changes depending upon which island you happen to visit.
Kongo just finished a week aboard the Celebrity Cruise ship Xpedition for a trip to the Galapagos. This is a review of that trip and he’s writing it before the memories fade. If the Galapagos is on your bucket list I hope you read the review. Please feel free to ask any questions in the comment section.