Photos Panama to Galapagos

Goodbye to Panama City
Goodbye to Panama City
And so long to the parade of ships marching to the Canal.
And so long to the parade of ships marching to the Canal.
Offshore again.
Offshore again.
Isla Malpelo, belonging to Columbia.
Isla Malpelo, belonging to Columbia.
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Visitor

A treat we brought along.

Traveling companions.
Traveling companions.
Pilot (I think) whales.
Pilot (I think) whales.
I missed the one jumping out of the water, but you can at least see a whale tail at the right.
I missed the one jumping out of the water, but you can at least see a whale tail at the right.
The faint "cloud" in the upper right is from the whale "blowing" (breathing).
The faint “cloud” in the upper right is from the whale “blowing” (breathing).
Sunset at sea.
Sunset at sea.
For whatever reason this formation makes me think of the lyrics, "I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee..."
For whatever reason this formation makes me think of the lyrics, “I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee…”
A treat we brought along.
A treat we brought along.
Followed by briefly slowing down the boat, and a refreshing dip in the ocean.
Followed by briefly slowing down the boat, and a refreshing dip in the ocean.
Blue over blue...pretty much anywhere you look.
Blue over blue…pretty much anywhere you look.
New birds as we get closer to the Galapagos.
New birds as we get closer to the Galapagos.
Red-footed booby that spent the entire night perched here, and returned the next night, too.
Red-footed booby that spent the entire night perched here, and returned the next night, too.
Tim invited him to dinner, which scared him away...
Tim invited him to dinner, which scared him away…
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…but only as far as our other bow.

 

Can somebody help me with the name of this beautiful bird?
Can somebody help me with the name of this beautiful bird?

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This little guy I think is a stormy petrel?
This little guy I think is a stormy petrel?
Land ho!  The island of San Cristobal in the Galapagos.
Land ho! The island of San Cristobal in the Galapagos.

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San Cristobal is 20 miles long, with no sign of humanity (at least from a distance), until the port/town of Baquerizo Moreno, where we are anchored.
San Cristobal is 20 miles long, with no sign of humanity (at least from a distance), until the port/town of Baquerizo Moreno, where we are anchored.
Sea lions (called sea wolves in Spanish) are everywhere.  Quite a surprise the first night to have one climb aboard!
Sea lions (called sea wolves in Spanish) are everywhere. Quite a surprise the first night to have one climb aboard!

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Expecting to take/post lots more wildlife photos in the next two weeks!

5 thoughts on “Photos Panama to Galapagos”

  1. I agree. I love the photos. Even the whale whose jump you missed- I can imagine the splash as it came down! Red-footed boobies are awesome in their unusual features.

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  2. Great Photos, Zeke. I really like the photo of the open sea “off shore again” where the ocean has some topography to it! Really enjoying following that little aqua sperm that is y’all.

    Looking around on the web, that’s a White-tailed Tropicbird,

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  3. I wish Tom could see these pictures! He would have found out what that lovely bird is (did you ever find out?). He loved birds specifically, but also any and all wildlife he came across in his many travels around the world.

    As for me, I don’t know which photo I liked best — the sea lion on your boat or resting on the bench in town… So cool. Can’t wait to see what other animal interactions you have.

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  4. Actually, Zeke… Further looking around the web says there’s a White-tailed Tropicbird, a Red-tailed Tropicbird, and a Red-billed Tropicbird. If all that’s true then many photos are mislabelled, And your bird would be the Red-billed one. The White-tailed appears to have a black beak, and the Red-tailed has just that and the Reb-billed fits your photo best. Ah, the internet!

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