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Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6219 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
An adult yellow-footed gull (Larus livens) on the nesting area on Isla San Esteban in the midriff region of the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California, Mexico. This gull species in endemic to the Gulf of California.
979-1950 - An adult yellow-footed gull (Larus livens) on the nesting area on Isla San Esteban in the midriff region of the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California, Mexico. This gull species in endemic to the Gulf of California.
An adult San Esteban Island chuckwalla (Sauromalus varius) sunning itself on lava rock on Isla San Esteban in the midriff region of the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California, Mexico. MORE INFO: This species of chuckwalla is endemic to this island only. It is sometimes called the "pinto" chuckwalla due to its coloration.
979-6315 - An adult San Esteban Island chuckwalla (Sauromalus varius) sunning itself on lava rock on Isla San Esteban in the midriff region of the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California, Mexico. MORE INFO: This species of chuckwalla is endemic to this island only. It is sometimes called the "pinto" chuckwalla due to its coloration.
Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo. Many of the islands within the Galapagos Island Archipeligo have their own endemic species.
979-3419 - Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo. Many of the islands within the Galapagos Island Archipeligo have their own endemic species.
Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. MORE INFO: These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
979-5932 - Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. MORE INFO: These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
Adult Swallow-tailed gull (Creagrus furcatus) on the wing on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of gull is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. It is also a nocturnal feeding gull (note the red ring around the eye).
979-5569 - Adult Swallow-tailed gull (Creagrus furcatus) on the wing on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of gull is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. It is also a nocturnal feeding gull (note the red ring around the eye).
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. MORE INFO: This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6224 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. MORE INFO: This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6270 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
979-5688 - Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hauled out on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipelago, Ecuador only.
979-9337 - Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hauled out on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipelago, Ecuador only.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) split view underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6236 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) split view underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. MORE INFO: These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
979-5937 - Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. MORE INFO: These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO There are 7 different species of Microlophus within the Galapagos Island Archipelago, all have most likely evolved from a single ancestral species.
979-9303 - Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO There are 7 different species of Microlophus within the Galapagos Island Archipelago, all have most likely evolved from a single ancestral species.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6265 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) foraging underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-3554 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) foraging underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) courtship display at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. MORE INFO: This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
979-5699 - Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) courtship display at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. MORE INFO: This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) in flight on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands.  (RR)
979-1827 - Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) in flight on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. (RR)
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6228 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) split view underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6242 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) split view underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) feeding underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipelago, Ecuador only.
979-9517 - Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) feeding underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipelago, Ecuador only.
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) with fish in its mouth underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
979-3651 - Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) with fish in its mouth underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) split view underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6233 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) split view underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Feet of an adult Swallow-tailed gull (Creagrus furcatus) on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of gull is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. It is also a nocturnal feeding gull (note the red ring around the eye).
979-3128 - Feet of an adult Swallow-tailed gull (Creagrus furcatus) on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of gull is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. It is also a nocturnal feeding gull (note the red ring around the eye).
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6231 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) head detail on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands.
979-1828 - Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) head detail on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands.
Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO There are 7 different endemic species of Microlophus within the Galapagos Island Archipelago, all have most likely evolved from a single ancestral species.
979-9495 - Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO There are 7 different endemic species of Microlophus within the Galapagos Island Archipelago, all have most likely evolved from a single ancestral species.
Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) in flight at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
979-3221 - Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) in flight at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) split view underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6248 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) split view underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
979-3639 - Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) split view underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6241 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) split view underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6240 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at the Guy Fawkes Islets near Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
979-3683 - Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at the Guy Fawkes Islets near Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) being filmed underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
979-3665 - Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) being filmed underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Many of the islands within the Galapagos Island Archipeligo have their own endemic species.
979-5990 - Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Many of the islands within the Galapagos Island Archipeligo have their own endemic species.
Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
979-3219 - Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. MORE INFO: These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
979-5931 - Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. MORE INFO: These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
Curious Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at the Guy Fawkes Islets near Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
979-3673 - Curious Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at the Guy Fawkes Islets near Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
979-5692 - Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater near snorkeler in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. MORE INFO: This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6280 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater near snorkeler in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. MORE INFO: This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6218 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
The endemic Opuntia cactus (Opuntia echios) cactus growing in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO There are two endemic genera (Jasminocereus and Brachycereus) and one endemic species (Opuntia echios) of cacti found in the Galapagos.
979-9257 - The endemic Opuntia cactus (Opuntia echios) cactus growing in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO There are two endemic genera (Jasminocereus and Brachycereus) and one endemic species (Opuntia echios) of cacti found in the Galapagos.
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
979-3669 - Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. MORE INFO: This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6258 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. MORE INFO: This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Juvenile Galapagos brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis urinator) feeding in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO The brown pelican is the smallest of the 8 species of pelican worldwide. In the Galapagos the endemic sub-species is Pelecanus occidentalis urinator.
979-9320 - Juvenile Galapagos brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis urinator) feeding in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO The brown pelican is the smallest of the 8 species of pelican worldwide. In the Galapagos the endemic sub-species is Pelecanus occidentalis urinator.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) foraging underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-3553 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) foraging underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-3549 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) pair mating in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-3548 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) pair mating in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) courtship display at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. MORE INFO: This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
979-5697 - Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) courtship display at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. MORE INFO: This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) in Gardner Bay on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island roup, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
979-3670 - Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) in Gardner Bay on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island roup, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. MORE INFO: These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
979-5934 - Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. MORE INFO: These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6277 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Curious Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at the Guy Fawkes Islets near Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
979-3686 - Curious Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at the Guy Fawkes Islets near Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. MORE INFO: These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
979-5933 - Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. MORE INFO: These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos only.
979-1679 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos only.
Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Many of the islands within the Galapagos Island Archipeligo have their own endemic species.
979-5988 - Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Many of the islands within the Galapagos Island Archipeligo have their own endemic species.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) split view underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6249 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) split view underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) in flight at sunset in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. MORE INFO: This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
979-5919 - Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) in flight at sunset in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. MORE INFO: This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
Curious Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at the Guy Fawkes Islets near Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Galapagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.     (rr)
979-3681 - Curious Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at the Guy Fawkes Islets near Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Galapagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador. (rr)
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6226 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Many of the islands within the Galapagos Island Archipeligo have their own endemic species.
979-5992 - Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Many of the islands within the Galapagos Island Archipeligo have their own endemic species.
Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) feeding underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipelago, Ecuador only.
979-9519 - Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) feeding underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipelago, Ecuador only.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6262 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands.
979-1829 - Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands.
Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo. Many of the islands within the Galapagos Island Archipeligo have their own endemic species.
979-3415 - Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo. Many of the islands within the Galapagos Island Archipeligo have their own endemic species.
Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
979-5930 - Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
Adult Swallow-tailed gull (Creagrus furcatus) in flight on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of gull is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. It is also a nocturnal feeding gull (note the red ring around the eye).
979-3122 - Adult Swallow-tailed gull (Creagrus furcatus) in flight on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of gull is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. It is also a nocturnal feeding gull (note the red ring around the eye).
Adult Galapagos hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This raptor species is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Pacific Ocean.
979-5502 - Adult Galapagos hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This raptor species is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Pacific Ocean.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6255 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
979-3392 - Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos only.
979-1677 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos only.
Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) taking flight at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. MORE INFO: This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
979-5685 - Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) taking flight at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. MORE INFO: This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo. Many of the islands have their own endemic species.
979-1408 - Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo. Many of the islands have their own endemic species.
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
979-3632 - Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
979-3628 - Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo. Many of the islands have their own endemic species.
979-1409 - Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo. Many of the islands have their own endemic species.
Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands.
979-1824 - Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6222 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO There are 7 different endemic species of Microlophus within the Galapagos Island Archipelago, all have most likely evolved from a single ancestral species.
979-9496 - Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO There are 7 different endemic species of Microlophus within the Galapagos Island Archipelago, all have most likely evolved from a single ancestral species.
Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
979-5925 - Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) foraging underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-3558 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) foraging underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
979-3635 - Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6253 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting fish underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
979-3633 - Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
Curious Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at the Guy Fawkes Islets near Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
979-3676 - Curious Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at the Guy Fawkes Islets near Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) taking flight at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. MORE INFO: This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
979-5689 - Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) taking flight at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. MORE INFO: This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-3547 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
979-3214 - Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. MORE INFO: These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
979-5927 - Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. MORE INFO: These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) feeding underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipelago, Ecuador only.
979-9524 - Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) feeding underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipelago, Ecuador only.
Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
979-5696 - Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
979-3630 - Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater with snorkelers at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
979-3657 - Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) underwater with snorkelers at Champion Islet near Floreana Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. The majority of the Gal?pagos Sea Lion population is protected, as the islands are a part of the Ecuadorian National Park surrounded by a marine resources reserve. Fluctuating between 20,000 and 50,000 sea lions, the population does have a few threatening factors. During El Nino events, the population tends to decrease due to die-offs, cessation of reproduction, and collapses in marine life the seals are dependent on. Sharks are the main predator to the sea lion, and killer whales are presumed to be another predator as well. This species is endemic to Ecuador.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) foraging underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-3551 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) foraging underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) split view underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
979-6239 - Adult Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) split view underwater in the Galapagos Island Group, Ecuador. This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipeligo, Ecuador only.
Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
979-5691 - Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) taking flight at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. MORE INFO: This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
979-5686 - Adult waved albatross (Diomedea irrorata) taking flight at breeding colony on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Pacific Ocean. MORE INFO: This species of albatross is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Albatross exhibit a very intricate behavioral activity when courting potential mates.
Young Galapagos hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO This raptor species is endemic to the Galapagos Islands.
979-9234 - Young Galapagos hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO This raptor species is endemic to the Galapagos Islands.
Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo. Many of the islands within the Galapagos Island Archipeligo have their own endemic species.
979-3417 - Lava lizard (Microlophus spp) in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo. Many of the islands within the Galapagos Island Archipeligo have their own endemic species.
Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) feeding underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipelago, Ecuador only.
979-9522 - Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) feeding underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador. MORE INFO This is the only species of penguin in the northern hemisphere and is endemic to the Galapagos Island archipelago, Ecuador only.
Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. MORE INFO: These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.
979-5938 - Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) eating clams at low tide in Puerto Don Juan in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. MORE INFO: These gulls have developed the ingenious ability to dig up clams at low tide on the beach, then carry them over rocks where they drop the clam from the air, breaking them open on the rocks below. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California.