A Sexy Pair Of Boobies – And Other Interesting Things From The Galapagos Islands
So I just returned from an amazing trip to the Galapagos Islands… and I thought you might like to see some of my favorite pictures from the trip.
And yes, it’s just like you see in documentaries: The animals are basically unafraid, and stand without flinching as you approach them.
The first picture below is a pair of “Blue-Footed Boobies” – doing a mating dance – and obviously feeling VERY sexy (what were YOU thinking when you read the title of this post, huh?).
Highlight of the trip: Seeing a Galapagos Hawk raiding the nest of a cormorant – and eating the eggs. Picture below. I stood about 5 or 6 feet from this bird as it ate these eggs, and it didn’t even care. It looked at me a few times – as you’ll see below. But other than that, it didn’t care that there were people walking right by.
Click on the thumbnails below to open the larger images.
For the geeks: I was using a Canon 5D (original, mark 1 version) and the Canon 135L lens for these pics. The 135 is great. Sharp, fast focus… and gives that beautiful 3D effect when you use it correctly (which I’ll never learn how to do, because I’m a hack photographer!).
Enjoy… and leave me a comment to let me know what you think!
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