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Offline paintnut

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The Galapagos - June 2016
« on: June 30, 2016, 02:47:53 PM »
My hubby and I had an amazing adventure to the Galapagos Islands earlier this month.  He took around 3000 pictures and this is a link to what he thought were those that told the story he was trying to tell


http://s1173.photobucket.com/user/IFBikephoto/slideshow/Galapagos%20June%202016


I also took some video - here are 3 of my favorites

Blue-footed boobie mating display.  This poor male displayed for that female about 4 times while we watched.  He did his dance and would fly off, grab a stick or something as a gift and come back and dance again.  She showed absolutely no interest at all

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoSHu5jZAiQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoSHu5jZAiQ</a>

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Re: The Galapagos - June 2016
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2016, 02:58:51 PM »
This young Galapagos hawk was right on the beach we were walking.  He was there at least 40 minutes or more, posing and preening for his admiring humans.


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2IIvp1iDW8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2IIvp1iDW8</a>


Then of course no visit would be complete without a trip to see tortoises


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQVHRFGn8j8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQVHRFGn8j8</a>

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Re: The Galapagos - June 2016
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2016, 07:21:34 PM »
Paint, your photos are fabulous!  What a wonderful treat to show us a bit of your adventure!  I love the blue footed boobies, such grand old birds!  The tortoises made me think of Deb's turtle, Spike!  what would spike think of those grand old tortoises??  The diving birds are wonderful!  A delightful collection!  Thanks for sharing!  :eclove :eclove

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Re: The Galapagos - June 2016
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2016, 07:30:46 PM »
 :eceek :eclove Fantastic Paintnut!! What a series

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Re: The Galapagos - June 2016
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2016, 03:39:43 AM »
I would love to be able to go there Paint but since I cannot, thanks for taking us on that part of your journey. Wonderful! I am happy to know that you had such a wonderful opportunity.

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Re: The Galapagos - June 2016
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2016, 03:47:57 PM »
wonderful pics and videos Paint. What an adventure!  That poor male blue booby....talk about the cold shoulder!