25 December 2011

Magnificent End...GALAPAGOS (19 Nov)

Our first day in the Galapagos, ended on our second island, North Seymour, with a flaming orange sunset, just after walking among displaying Magnificent Frigatebirds, and strolling past several multicolored Land Iguanas. The Land Iguanas have an interesting tale on these islands. They were extinct at one time on North Seymour, and so they re-introduced there from the "healthy" population on Baltra. However, after some years with a military base on Baltra, the Land Iguanas became extinct there around 1954. Subsequently, they have been re-introduced onto Baltra from North Seymour! A strange and rare situation indeed!

More to come from the Enchanted Islands soon...

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