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Male Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) in Motion, Genovesa Island, Bartolome Island

Male Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor)
in Motion

Genovesa Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
May 14, 2007

Baby Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus), Mosquera Island

Baby Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
Mosquera Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
May 13, 2007

Blue-footed Boobies (Sula nebouxii) Making Babies

Blue-footed Boobies (Sula nebouxii)
Making Babies

Espanola Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
May 18, 2007

Ecuador & The Glapagos

In the Spring of 2007 I took a class offered at Metropolitan State College of Denver on Conserving the Glapagos Islands. The class is titled "In Darwin's Footsteps." This class culminated with a trip to the Galapagos Islands where my classmates and I lived aboard a yacht and visited ten of the islands. It was an experience of a lifetime and worth every penny of the $6,000 travel fees.

On this web site I am attempting to share my experiences from the Galapagos with a daily journal of events, my photographs of the exotic animals, plants and landscapes as well as the scientific knowledge known about the archipelago and its inhabitants. I have organized the site so that each page represents a single day of activities and sightings on the adventure.

On the left-hand side of each page are photos I took during the course of the day's events. To view the images in greater detail you can click on them to open up a larger photo. I have also included information on each species I was lucky enough to encounter, of which you can access by clicking on the photo's title or by clicking on the organism's name in the text of the journal. By clicking on the titles of non-animal photos a new web page will open with additional information pertaining to the photo's contents.

There is a great deal of information on this site and I hope that my readers will gain a positive perspective on the famed island chain and its residents. Furthermore, I hope the site serves as a learning tool for those who seek knowledge on the Galapagos and the unique plants and animals that call the islands home.

Most of all I hope the web site serves as a fun and entertaining escape from the harsh realities we all face in this World. If you have time feel free to drop me a note on your thoughts about the site, good or bad. I look forward to hearing from you.

Enjoy!
Donnie

Daily Journal

May 12, 2007
Travel to Otavalo
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May 12, 2007 Travel to Otavalo
May 13, 2007
To the Galapagos
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May 13, 2007 To the Galapagos
May 14, 2007
Genovesa Island
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May 14, 2007 Genovesa Island
May 15, 2007
Fernandina & Isabella
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May 15, 2007 Fernandina & Isabella
May 16, 2007
Bartolome & Santiago
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May 16, 2007 Bartolome & Santiago
May 17, 2007
Santa Cruz
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May 17, 2007 Santa Cruz
May 18, 2007
Espanola Island
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May 18, 2007 Espanola Island
May 19, 2007
San Cristobal Island
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May 19, 2007 San Cristobal Island
May 20, 2007
Back to Quito
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May 20, 2007 Back to Quito
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