13 October 2009

Horrid beasts and mutations from the Galapagos Islands

I think I went overboard with the photos on my trip to the Galápagos Islands. I'm actually embarrassed to mention how many I took. But in my defense, the light was constantly changing and I had to take about 3 shots of everything to try to achieve the perfect white-balance.

Here are some photos from my first folder of photos. The first folder of many, haha.

[Above] Sally Lightfoot Crab

[Below] Green Pacific Turtle - it is a unique animal with 3 legs (seen in this photo) in addition to its 2 arms.

[Below] The view from the top of Bartolome island. All of the Galapagos Islands exist due to volcanic activity.

[Below] Ninja Star

[Below] Godzilla. He was climbing up a cliff-face at a dizzying pace so I only managed to get a shot of his legs.

[Below] A stalker - or the equivalent in the animal kingdom.

[Below] Sea lions - a mother with its new-born baby. Cute, no?

[Below] Fight, fight, fight...

[Below] Birds. Aren't you glad I clarified that?

[Below] Mutated duck with blue feet.

[Below] Brown Pelican

[Below] Fishermen being chased by giant flies and mosquitoes. Yep, evolution has gone wild on the Galapagos Islands. If only Charles Darwin was around to see it.

[Below] A bird flying over the moon without oxygen or rockets.

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  1. I love the photo of your "mutated duck" (aka blue-footed booby). The crab macro is excellent as well.

    So, come on...how many photos did you take?

  2. Paul Perrott10:24

    Great stuff as usual mate/

  3. I love the pics..very nice - That’s gorgeous! I hope I’ll be able to visit Galapagos Islands soon, I’ve heard so many great things about it.

  4. Thanks guys!

    Yes, you're right, Katie. It's a Blue-footed Booby. But you know, I asked several times "why" their feet are blue and I was always told, "no-one knows." So I'm just putting it out there... it could be a mutated duck! haha ;)

    How many photos did I take? Well, I just drastically refined the number of better photos to around 250. (That's all you're getting form me, haha.)

  5. awesome pictures man! incredible, you made it to galapagos!!!! WOW!!! the world is at your feet(and your yellow taped camera :P)

  6. Thanks Arash. :)

  7. I keep want to start this comment with ‘good’ or ‘nice’ or ‘great’ but none of these seems strong enough, or appropriate enough for what you just posted.Just fantastic and mindblowing blog keep it up..!!!

  8. Thanks so much for your kind comments, Veena. :D


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