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Galapagos Cruise - 11 islands in 8 days

Jaw dropping flora and fauna in the Galapagos Islands. Spectacular guides with a wealth of knowledge. Amazing photography opportunities. Quite possibly the best vacation I have taken thus far. I highly recommend extending your stay on the mainland of Ecuador to experience the culture too.

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(Espanola) Sea Lion checking me out!
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Glory Moore
Lobos Island was a great spot for some final photo ops before heading back home. Took one of my favorite sea lion pup shots there, as well as some more frigate bird and marine iguana photos. Our …
Sea lion coming in from a swim
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Glory Moore
First stop -- Bartolome. This is where they filmed Master and Commander. If you ever wondered what it might be like to walk on the moon (with gravity) this would be the place to explore. It's most …
(Espanola) View above and below the water line
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Glory Moore
First stop of the day was on the beautiful island of Rabida with it's gorgeous red sand beaches. We then moved on to James Bay on Santiago island. The spectacular hike was overshadowed by my poor …
(Espanola) Lava Lizard
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Glory Moore
Another successful day of photography! Not only did I get the usual band of characters -- land iguanas, baby sea lions, Galapagos hawk -- but I was able to photograph a Galapagos sea turtle while …
(Espanola) Sea Lion and her pup
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Glory Moore
Giant land tortoises, that is. Our trip up into the highlands was, again, a bit damp, but that will never stop me from having a great time! What interesting creatures these land tortoises are, and …
(San Cristobal) Parkinsonia a/k/a Palo Verde/Jerusalem Thorn
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Glory Moore
The morning weather started off a bit on the dreary side which didn't make for spectacular photography, but that didn't stop me from shooting a lot of flamingo photos. One of my ''so close'' moments …
(San Cristobal) Prickly Pear Cactus flower
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Glory Moore
If I didn't have the photos to prove it, I'd think I was dreaming. Quite possibly one of my favorite islands this trip. The weather being perfect made it that much more magical. Took tons (and by …
(San Cristobal) Cactus Ground Finch & Prickly Pear Cactus
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Glory Moore
The trip is off to a grand start. Got settled in on the Millennium, organized the photo bag and then headed back to the island for a trip to the educational center. Great photography opportunities …

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