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A Symphony of Animals in the Galapagos Islands

This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series Ecuador

While my words may have painted an intriguing picture of the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, there is nothing like video to get a true feel for a place, so I’ve put together a video of many of the animals I saw during my recent cruise and set it to music. Hope you enjoy….

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Hot Babes and Cool Dudes in the Galapagos

This entry is part 4 of 18 in the series Ecuador

After five days of sailing and shore visits to eight different islands, our naturalists suddenly announced that we hadn’t yet “seen” the Galapagos. Though the islands are famous for uber-friendly sea lions and Blue-Footed Boobies that perform a unique dance as part of their mating ritual, they are best known for their giant…

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Adventures with Sea Lions in the Galapagos Islands

This entry is part 3 of 18 in the series Ecuador

I have always felt an affinity with wild animals and they, likewise, seem inordinately attracted to me. On a visit to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York this summer, a black racer snake crawled across my foot. On safari in the Serengeti of Africa we encountered a lion sleeping with his head…

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The Great Myth and Greater Mystery of the Galapagos Islands

This entry is part 2 of 18 in the series Ecuador

Our panga motored to within a few feet of a nondescript crescent beach backed by jagged, guano-encrusted cliffs. Its unremarkable appearance didn’t temper my excitement, for this was Darwin Bay on the island of Genovese in the Galapagos Islands, one of the most iconic natural destinations in the world. I hopped out into…

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