Saturday, September 28, 2013

I've got.....500 PICTURES OF TURTLES!

We've just returned from our week-long cruise in the Galapagos, and it was one of the most incredible places we've ever experienced.  It's so magical that it's hard to describe with words, so we've decided to post some of our favorite pictures and let them do the talking for now.

A friend from our cruise (Aaron) starting singing  "I got.....five hundred pictures of turtles" to the tune of "One Way Ticket to Paradise" about midway through our trip, and it's been in our heads ever since.  Very relevant to our trip and hopefully we don't bore you with our five hundred pictures of [insert specific animal here].

Baby sea lion.....pretty. stinkin. cute.
Pa hoi hoi lava formation happens when the surface hardens and liquid [hot] magma keeps running underneath. 
Blue footed boobie (insert boobie jokes here)

Green Sea Turtle coming up for air.  500 underwater pictures of turtles coming soon.....

Bryde's Whale off the bow of our yacht.

I've picture of a giant tortoise....

.......two pictures of a giant tortoise......
Marine Iguanas are only found in the Galapagos and are the only lizard in the world that swims.  We snorkeled with these guys!

Sally light foot crabs are absolutely everywhere
Land Iguana....and that's all I have to say about that.
This sea lion pup climbed the ladder onto our deck and even tried to get into the cabin!  It's super hard to say no to a baby sea lion....
Landscape from the top of Bartolome Island
Brown Pelican fishing at sunset
Our guide spotted a school of common dolphins while watching our last sunset

The Galapagos Penguin....we swam with these as well but they were way too fast to get underwater pictures of!  Pretty cool to see a penguin so close to the equator.

A school of Golden Cow Rays sailing on by

Lava lizards were also everywhere.....between that and the camouflage, you really have to watch your step

That's all for now......expect more on the Galapagos to come soon!  


  1. Love the pictures!! Can't wait to see the rest!

  2. Wow. Amazing pictures. Look like you guys are having an amazing trip!

    Brandon and Rachel