Wildlife

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Swimming iguana
Author
Staci Edwards
In Galapagos, there is this anticipation…this air of expectant wonder, that around every corner awaits something magnificent…and it is waiting.  I have been to many parts of the …
Galapagos Sea Lion, acrylics, colored pencil, ink
Author
Staci Edwards
Snorkel sightings! (Disclaimer:  Jaime and I would sit down with a Galapagos Marine Species book on board the ship and, from memory, identify what we saw.  While we tried to be accurate, …
Author
Staci Edwards
I wanted to give potential travelers my observations, having had the unique opportunity to go to the Galapagos at two different times of year, on two different boats, with two different …
Marine Iguana, colored pencil
Author
Staci Edwards
Up early to pack and go to Santa Cruz island, to visit the Charles Darwin Center.  The bus stopped right by the mosaic garden, (click here for photos and art from this area) so we ducked in for …
Yellow-crowned Night Heron, pencil
Author
Staci Edwards
Floreana had unique features.  There was a giant, gnarly mangrove tree that dominated the crescent shaped shoreline.  Erosion had made a secondary type of cliff, where a Blue footed …
Galapagos hawk, acrylics
Author
Staci Edwards
Our new guide was Julian, and he was knowledgeable and friendly.  We were still in good hands!  Our group disembarked by a small lighthouse.  Walking the path was made even trickier …
Author
Staci Edwards
Cerro Brujo.  This is what is left of a tuff cone.  (That is where the lava enters a very cold ocean, causing an explosion.  It creates a different shape.)  This is also one of …
Galapagos tortoise, pencil
Author
Staci Edwards
Next stop: Punta Pitt, San Cristobal!We had a leisurely walk on a strangely colored, greenish beach, made so by olivine crystals in the sand.  Lava lizards abound.  We then turned …
Me and my sleepy friend!
Author
Staci Edwards
Galapagos, October, 2015I cannot describe to you how fortunate I feel, to be invited to explore more of these mysterious islands.  And how strange and marvelous the circumstances!  To be …
Lioness relaxing in an African sunset
Our vast world is teeming with curious and diverse wildlife to be discovered.  Take a look at our top five wildlife watching destinations. Africa This continent has long been recognized as …
Wolves nuzzling in the snow
I just returned from a weekend in Yellowstone National Park.  Despite the bitter cold, my attention was captured by something mysterious and beautiful.  Wolves.  I was …
Breaching Orca Whale
Breaching orca whale   Each year various whale species make their migration from the cold waters near Alaska to warmer conditions.  Right now, we are in the midst of fantastic whale …
View groups of caribou as you explore the north
Brown bear fishing for salmon   Enter an untamed wilderness that allows opportunities to have up close experiences with the natural wonders of Alaska.  Moose, caribou, brown & black …
Two corrals closed. The giant tortoises can be observed from the viewing platforms. Photo courtesy of Galapagos Conservancy Last month, the Galapagos National Park Service announced they are closing …
Adventure Life traveler, Julia, returns home from a trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon with this clip from the Yasuni Clay Lick. Located along with Napo River, this is one of the most accessible licks in …
A little reminder in the principles of Leave No Trace is always a good idea. This short video from my last Antarctica trip provides just that. Although a tiny pebble might seem insignificant, they …
Galapagos Flycatcher
Author
Staci Edwards
I drew this little guy that I saw on Suarez Point, Espanola island. This was done on tinted paper with Prismacolor pencils. Hope you enjoy it!  For other artwork not Galapagos-related, …
Author
Staci Edwards
I drew this Nasca Booby from Suarez Point, Espanola.  The males will choose a pebble or shell to present to the females as a gift...apparently this one wanted to be prepared. Prismacolor …
Sloth!
Author
Jessica Roberts
We woke up to another beautiful day in Costa Rica. I can't believe the luck we had with the weather. We put on our bathing suits, applied as much sunscreen as possible and headed out to go Ocean …
Brown bear near Fern Harbor.
Author
Sara Marberry
June 2, 2015 -- Today I saw a bear. A brown bear.  Big brown bear. Ranger Jenny, who we’d dropped off at the Bartlett Bay ranger station that morning, would have been so excited. Our …
acrylics, Sally Lightfoot crab
Author
Staci Edwards
Galapagos began to show off immediately.  As we were coming in for a landing, we spotted two yellow-orange land iguanas off the runway. Darwin finches and lava lizards dodged in and out …
Red-eyed tree frog on leaf
When a student group was notified that their international spring trip was cancelled by school administration for security concerns, they were crushed.  With less than a month to find an …

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