Galápagos Day 4: Kicker Rock

A busy day in Galápagos. I woke up early to take pictures of the sea lion colony that resides in the port in the center of town.

Sea Lions in Shipwreck Bay in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador • 0°54’7.69″ S 89°36’45.15″ W
Nikon D600 • Nikkor 28-300 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 78 mm • ISO 200 • 1/250 sec at f/5.0

After breakfast at the hotel we took a boat to Isla Lobos. One the way we saw a variety of birds including frigates and the Blue-Footed Boobie.

Blue-Footed Booby on San Cristóbal Island on San Cristóbal Island
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador • 0°53’14.29″ S 89°36’34.38″ W
Nikon D600 • Nikkor 28-300 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 300 mm • ISO 100 • 1/320 sec at f/5.6

At Isla Lobos and Kicker Rock we were in the water for a snorkeling adventure with sea lions, a sea turtle, tropical fish, and several varieties of sharks!

Kicker Rock off San Cristóbal Island
Ecuador • 0°46’45.37″ S 89°31’23.02″ W
Nikon D600 • Nikkor 28-300 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 32 mm • ISO 100 • 1/800 sec at f/3.5

For dinner to took a trip into the highlands of San Cristobal for BBQ steak and chicken at Cafe Caliente de Galapagos. Another early start tomorrow as we transfer by boat to Isabella Island by way of Santa Cruz Island.

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