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British Columbia bears, September 2004 - Grizzly bears of Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear mother, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear mother, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cubs, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear mother and cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cub and mother, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear mother, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear mother, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cubs, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear mother, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear on the shore, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
One bear has a fish and his sibling wants a share, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cub takes a brief rest, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear yearling cub, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
BC Bear
Grizzly bear yearling cub blocks the only road out, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear mother, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear seem to eye each other warily, but as the next photo shows they know each other, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bears, apparently siblings, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear siblings wrestling, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear siblings wrestling, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear siblings wrestling, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear siblings wrestling, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Grizzly bear, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.


British Columbia, September 2004 - Orcas, black bears and other wildlife, British Columbia, September 2004.
Orca, British Columbia.
Orca, British Columbia.
Orca, British Columbia.
Humback whale diving, British Columbia.
Stellar Sea Lion, British Columbia.
Near Port McNeill, British Columbia.
Near Port McNeill, British Columbia.
Blacktail deer, Port McNeill, British Columbia.
Blacktail deer, Port McNeill, British Columbia.
Near Sayward, British Columbia.
Squirrel, British Columbia.
Pileated woodpecker, Quadra Island, British Columbia.
Quadra Island, British Columbia.
Quadra Island, British Columbia.
Float plane getting ready to leave Campbell River, British Columbia.
View from the deck at Knight Inlet Lodge on Minstrel Island, British Columbia.
Arrival at Knight Inlet Lodge, Minstrel Island, British Columbia.
Black bears on the shore near Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Black bear on the shore near Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Orca, British Columbia.
Orca, British Columbia.
Eagle, British Columbia.
Blue heron shares the river with the bears, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Young bald eagle, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Eagle, British Columbia.
Bald eagle, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Eagle takes off from sand bar, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Bald eagle, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Eagle, British Columbia.
Raven tries to distract eagle from fish by pulling on its tail, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Raven looks for an opening as eagle feeds, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.
Young bald eagle, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.


Grapefruit League Baseball - Red Sox spring training, City of Palms Park, Ft. Myers, Florida, 2003 and 2004.
Alex Rodriguez at third base with shortstop Derek Jeter at shortstop, Yankees at Red Sox exhibition game in Fort Myers.  Florida 2004. Scanned from film.
Yogi Berra near the batting cage before Yankees at Red Sox exhibition game in Fort Myers.  Florida 2004. Scanned from film.


Mississippi River eagles, Jan/Feb 2004 - Mississippi River eagles, Iowa/Illinois, Jan/Feb 2004.
Eagle in Keokuk.
Eagle sails along.
Coming in for a landing.
Eagle grabs a fish.
Eagle coming in for a landing.
Eagle finds a place to dine on a fish.
Eagle finds a convenient perch in Keokuk.
Bald eagle landing, Keokuk, Iowa, 2004.
Keeping an eagle eye on what's going on down on the river.
An eagle swoops past.
Bald eagle, Keokuk, Iowa.
Bald eagle, Keokuk, Iowa.
Bald eagle, Keokuk, Iowa.


Washington DC and environs - I've spent a lot of time working in Washington, D.C. from 1986-2014. Most of these images are from the early 2000s, although some are from the final visit during which I took pictures in April 2014. (I think I was back in 2015-16 but didn't have the time or desire to explore.) In addition to getting shots of the usual monuments, during my extended stays I also visited wildlife refuges and museums in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.
Panda at National Zoo.
Ducks at National Zoo.
Tiger at National Zoo.
Cheetah at National Zoo.
Red Ibis at National Zoo.
Flamingos spar at National Zoo.
Heron at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland.
Egret at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware.
Blackbird at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware.
Robin at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware.
The view from our agency lunchroom.


Florida - 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island near Ft. Myers, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Cape Canaveral, and other sights around Florida, 2002-2004.
Egret, 'Ding' Darling NWR, Florida. Scanned from film.
Skimmers, they look like Hekyll and Jekyll, Capitiva Island, Florida. Scanned from film.


Braintree Hawks - Since 2002, a pair of hawks has been raising babies in a tree within view of my office in Braintree, Mass. After single chicks in 2002 and 2003, the pair had twins in 2004. In 2005, they moved a little further away to a tree across the street. Here are images from all four years. Click on any thumbnail to start photo show at that point.
Juniors III (twins) in the nest with one of the parents, about three weeks after hatching.
One of the 2004 twins, four days out of the nest, greets the dawn.  Digiscoped.
One of the parents roosts on our office building.
The hawks have to put up with getting mobbed by smaller birds such as mockingbirds.
One of the Juniors III spreads his wings.


Rhode Island ANG Air Show, June 2004 - The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds headlined June 2004 air show at the Rhode Island Air National Guard Base, Quonset Point, RI.
Thunderbird F-16 leaves a trail of fire.
Group of four.
Solo planes fly past in formation.
A seagull can’t keep up with the F-16.
Group of four.
Group of six.
B-2 bomber glides overhead.


June 8, 2004 Venus Transit - Unlike the May 30, 2003 Annular Eclipse which I had to go to Iceland to view, I was able to see at least a part of the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun from my back yard. There were some clouds when I got up, but by the time my equipment was in place at 6:10 a.m. it was clear enough to see the black dot of Venus crawling across the face of the sun. In Europe they were able to see the full event, but from my location on the East Coast I saw about the last hour of it. Photos of the full sun were taken with a Canon 1D, 300mm f4 lens, stacked 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, ISO 200, exposure between 1/80 @ f11 and 1/100 @f16. There must have been a slight haze in the air because this was slower shutter speed than my tests the previous weekend. The closeup was taken with a digiscope consisting of a Meade ETX 125 telescope, a 20mm eyepiece, and a Canon S330 2-megapixel camera. I'm not sure of my calculations, but I think the view below is 135x.
No mistaking where to look.  Venus Transit.
I didn't quite get the so-called teardrop effect, but this is near the end of the transit. I'll try again in 2012.
Venus Transit 2004
At this magnification the rotation of the earth quickly carried the planet and sun out of the telescopes's field of view. That's why the image is slightly motion-blurred. Only three large bodies come between the Sun and the Earth: Venus, the Moon (as seen from Iceland last year) and Mercury. The next Mercury transit is in 2006. It will be a much smaller dot than either Venus or (certainly) the Moon.  Digiscoped with Canon S330 camera and Meade ETX 125 telescope, June 2004.


Puffins and Seals, Gulf of Maine, August 2004 - Puffins, seals, eagles and whales, Machias Seal Island, Gulf of Maine, August 2004. Images from this trip are featured in the the book "Nothin' But Puffins: And Other Silly Observations," available at Amazon.com.
"Little Brothers", puffins on Machias Seal Island, Gulf of Maine.  This photo is featured on the cover of the book "Nothin' But Puffins: And Other Silly Observations," available at Amazon.com.
Little Brothers
A puffin peers out of his burrow.
Home from the sea with food for the kid.
Puffin flaps his wings.
Too cute.
A researcher shows off a young puffling which has been tagged and will be released to the ocean.
Puffin, Machias Seal Island.
Puffin, Machias Seal Island.
Puffins rub beaks as a form of greeting.
Puffin takes flight.
Puffin takes flight.
Start of the journey, Petit Manan lighthouse near Bar Harbor, Maine.
Mount Desert Rock, an isolated outpost which has a lighthouse, research station and a seal colony.
Saw two fin whales on a whale watch from Bar Harbor.
Puffin in flight near Petit Manan Island.
Machias Seal Island.
Puffin, Machias Seal Island.
Murres, Machias Seal Island.
Puffins, Machias Seal Island.
Puffin, Machias Seal Island.
Puffin, Machias Seal Island.
Puffin just offshore.
Seals hauled out on North Rock.
Seals hauled out on North Rock.
Seal gets ready to slide into the ocean, North Rock, Gulf of Maine.
Kilroy was here.  Seal near North Rock, Gulf of Maine.
Lighthouse on the approach to Cutler, Maine.
Two bald eagles in a nest on the approach to Cutler, Maine, but the young one is nowhere to be seen.
Young bald eagle shows up to see if his parents will feed him.
Second day on Machias Seal Island.
One of the hundreds of tern chicks hatched on Machias Seal Island in.
I am Puffin, hear me roar.
Puffins, Machias Seal Island.
Puffins, Machias Seal Island.  Scanned from slide.
Puffins greet each other, Machias Seal Island.  Scanned from slide.
Puffins, Machias Seal Island.  Scanned from slide.
Puffins, Machias Seal Island.  Scanned from slide.
Puffin, Machias Seal Island.  Scanned from slide.
Puffin takes flight, Machias Seal Island.  Scanned from slide.
Puffin takes flight, Machias Seal Island.  Scanned from slide.
Puffin, Machias Seal Island.  Scanned from slide.
Puffin, Machias Seal Island.  Scanned from slide.
Puffin, Machias Seal Island.  Scanned from slide.
Puffin takes flight, Machias Seal Island.  Scanned from slide.
Puffin takes flight, Machias Seal Island.  Scanned from slide.


Massachusetts - Around Massachusetts circa 1998-2007, wildlife, scenery, astrophotography.
A tree swallow and a barn swallow compete for a landing spot, Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Marshfield, Mass.
Chickadee at suet feeder, Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Marshfield, Mass.
Red-bellied woodpecker at suet feeder, Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Marshfield, Mass.
Downy woodpecker, Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Marshfield, Mass.
Downy woodpecker at suet feeder, Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Marshfield, Mass.
I have dozens of bad woodpecker photos. This Downey Woodpecker was in a dark forested area at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary.  I got a few ISO 1600 shots.  I do not like to do a lot of image manipulation, but it was necessary to call upon some of Photoshop’s capabilities to control the high ISO noise.
Gray seals and harbor seals cover the land and water, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Cod
A gray seal checks out the tour boat, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Cod
A Green Heron stalks crabs, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Cape Cod
Nesting gulls, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Cod
Young Red-Tailed Hawk, digiscoped as he sat in a tree, Canon S330 camera and Televue 85 telescope.
One of my first digiscoping efforts, Braintree Hawk.  Could not get this tight with a conventional telephoto lens to show the cottonwood fluff stuck in the branches, but shooting with this setup on a cloudy day through a thick window muddied the sharpness and contrast.
Swallows at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Canon S330 camera and Televue 85 telescope.
Turtle at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Canon S330 camera and Televue 85 telescope.
Bird at Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Canon S45 camera and Televue 85 telescope.
Moon, Provia slide taken with Pentax KX t-mounted to Meade ETX 125 telescope.  Telescope shows image reversed left to right.
Star trails, taken south of Boston so I had to remove some sky glow, scanned from medium format film, 2004.


Rhode Island - Around Rhode Island circa 2001-04.
Tern at Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge, Rhode Island, Canon S45 camera and Televue 85 telescope.
Blue Jay at Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge, Rhode Island, Canon S45 camera and Televue 85 telescope.


Massachusetts backyard habitat - My Massachusetts backyard circa 2001-07.
I got a new squirrel-proof bird feeder in 2004.  However, this little fellow proved that it is not chipmunk-proof.
A ladybug crawls along a deck post.
The very first image taken with my Canon 1D Mark II in 2004.  The lens was my 300mm f4, probably shot from my bedroom window in Attleboro, Massachusetts.
Female Cardinal.
Mass. Cardinal
Juvenile cardinal. (Mark II)
Cardinal shows off his plumage.
Juvenile cardinal.
Female cardinal.
Female cardinal.
This male cardinal is a frequent visitor.  However the female is more secretive and only shows up at odd hours.
If the female cardinal had been facing to the right this might have been a good shot, even with the goldfinch out of focus.
Flicker.
Chickadee.
The chickadee on the left didn’t want to share the branch, so the other one tried to escape by hiding under the branch.  The correct part of the scene is not visible or in focus, but still interesting.
Nuthatch.  (Mark II)
Nuthatch.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
Much less colorful than the male, this is a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
Tufted titmouse in the snow.
USB tether shot, tufted titmouse with Canon S45.
Backyard robin with a worm, Canon S45 camera and Televue 85 telescope.
This spider decided to build its web next to my back porch light.


Air and Space - Air and space museums and displays, Washington, D.C., 1999-2004.
The 1903 Wright Flyer in its centennial display at the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC.
The Enola Gay at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport in Chantilly, Va., a new branch of the National Air and Space Museum.  The Enola Gay is credited with saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of US servicemen in WWII.
B-29 Enola Gay
At the new Air and Space museum, this unflown Mercury capsule was for a 1963 Alan Shepard mission, but NASA decided instead to end the Mercury program and move on to Gemini.  It was named Friendship 7 II after Shepard’s original 1961 capsule.
Friendship 7 II
At the new Air and Space museum, the Space Shuttle Enterprise, which was used for approach and landing tests during development of the shuttle program.
Enterprise
SR-71 Blackbird, fastest operational airplane in history.  In the background is the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
X-35B Joint Strike Fighter at the new Air and Space Museum.
An early predecessor to the B-2 is this Northrop Flying Wing from 1940. There was no place to display it until the new Air and Space Museum branch was built in Virginia.
Before Pathfinder and Explorer there were the two Viking landers, which landed on Mars and returned photos in 1976.  National Air and Space Museum, Washington.
Viking
Full scale Mars rover, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC.
Spirit/Opportunity
Closeup of the main camera boom, Mars rover, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC.
Spirit/Opportunity


Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - The dawn launch at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is an amazing sight, but on Oct. 10, 2004 there nearly was a tragic reminder that ballooning carries risks.
Scanned from film.
Before dawn, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Flame illumunates a balloon, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Balloons catch first light, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Takeoff, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Witch balloon before dawn, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Bees, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
The bees again, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Near tragedy at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.  The Smokey Bear balloon snagged on a radio tower and the three occupants of the basket had to climb down 600 feet to safety.  Click here for a more detailed photo.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
One of the few aliens I saw in New Mexico, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.


New Mexico Astronomy and Aerospace Tour - I booked with TravelQuest International to tour the many astronomical and aerospace sites around New Mexico.
Atomic Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Nuclear weapon casing damaged by B-52 accident in Spain, 1966.  On display at the Atomic Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Historical bomb casings representing the Little Boy and Fat Man atomic bombs, Atomic Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, New Mexico.  This building was part of the Ranch School which was taken over by the Manhattan Project.
One of the movie cameras used to record Trinity, the first atomic bomb explosion, 1945.  On display at Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos, New Mexico.
A shale ball meteorite recovered in Australia, on display at the University of New Mexico Meteorite Museum.
Very Large Array, National Radio Astronomy Observatory near Socorro, New Mexico.
Very Large Array NM
Very Large Array, National Radio Astronomy Observatory near Socorro, New Mexico.
Very Large Array NM
This small dish is used for a visitor center demonstration, National Radio Astronomy Observatory near Socorro, New Mexico.  Note the sign.
Very Large Array NM
White Sands Missle Range, Visitor Center Missle Park, New Mexico.
V2 rocket on display at White Sands Missle Range, New Mexico.
V2 launch platform, White Sands Missle Range, New Mexico.  The rocket is a Hermes, which was an American development based on the German V2.
V2 launch platform and blast pit, White Sands Missle Range, New Mexico.
This is an Askania GTK 40 built in the late 30's to gather data on V2 launches.  The American military brought it to White Sands Missle Range in 1946 for the same purpose.  Missle Range Museum, New Mexico.
White Sands NM
Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope, Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico.
Apache Point NM
Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope, Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico.
Apache Point NM
Evans Facility, National Solar Observatory, Sacramento Peak, New Mexico.
Sacramento Pk Solar
Dunn Solar Telescope, National Solar Observatory, Sacramento Peak, New Mexico.
Sacramento Pk Solar
Sputnik, first satellite launched, 1957.  Replica made by original builders, on display at New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamagordo.
Mars rover, New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamagordo.
Spirit/Opportunity
Nike Ajax missle system, first tested at White Sands in 1951, now on display at New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamagordo.
We took a break from more serious stuff to visit downtown Roswell, New Mexico.
Commemorative Air Force B-17 Sentimental Journey, about to take off from the Arizona Wing facility in Mesa, Arizona.
B-17 Sent. Journey


Southwestern Wildlife - Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico, Cave Creek Recreational Area in Arizona, and other stops.
Sandhill crane, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico.
Sandhill crane, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico.
Sandhill cranes, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico.
Sandhill cranes over Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico.
Sandhill cranes over Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico.
Yellow-headed blackbird, Bosque del Apache NWR.
Yellow-headed blackbird, Bosque del Apache NWR.
Red-winged blackbird, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico.
Blackbirds find a roost, Bosque del Apache NWR.
Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico.
Hawk in a tree, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico.
I'm going to say this is a Rough-legged Hawk until someone corrects me, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico.
Northern Harrier, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico.
Northern Harrier, Bosque del Apache NWR.
New Mexico Harrier
Herd of mule deer, Bosque del Apache NWR.
Coyote, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico.
Lizard, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico.
Little white lizard, White Sands.
Not a great shot but how often do you see a roadrunner? Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico.
Hummingbird, American Natural History Museum Southwest Research Station, Cave Creek, Arizona.
Hummingbird, American Natural History Museum Southwest Research Station, Cave Creek, Arizona.
Hummingbird, American Natural History Museum Southwest Research Station, Cave Creek, Arizona.
Hummingbird, American Natural History Museum Southwest Research Station, Cave Creek, Arizona.
Acorn woodpeckers, Cave Creek Recreational Area, Arizona.
Mexican Jay with a berry, Cave Creek Recreational Area, AZ.
Mexican Jay with a berry, Cave Creek Recreational Area, AZ.


Southwestern Landscapes - Landscapes such as White Sands National Monument, New Mexico.
Near Socorro, New Mexico.
On the University of New Mexico campus.
Looking down on the ancient village of Tyuonyi, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico.
Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico.
Early season snowstorm, the Lodge at Cloudcroft, New Mexico.
White Sands National Monument, New Mexico.


Arizona Fall League, 2004 - Some live baseball to augment playoff baseball on TV.
Arizona Fall League.
Arizona Fall League.
Arizona Fall League.
Arizona Fall League.
Arizona Fall League.
Arizona Fall League.
Arizona Fall League.
Arizona Fall League.
Arizona Fall League.
Arizona Fall League.
Scottsdale Stadium has some new decorations, Arizona Fall League.


Galapagos, December 11 - Lindblad Tour of Galapagos on MS Polaris.
Blue-footed booby, Venecia islets, Galapagos.
Blue-footed booby, Venecia islets, Galapagos.
Blue-footed booby, Venecia islets, Galapagos.
Land iguana, Venecia islets, Galapagos.
Sea turtle, Venecia islets, Galapagos.


Galapagos, December 12 - Lindblad Tour of Galapagos on MS Polaris.
Marine iguana, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Marine iguana, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Marine iguana, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Marine iguana, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Marine iguana, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Marine iguana, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Sea lion and marine iguanas, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Sea lion, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Sea lion and newborn pup, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Sea lion and newborn pup, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Sea lion uses a rock as a pillow, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Immature crabs are still black to blend in the with lava, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Lava lizard, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Mockingbird, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Galapagos Hawk, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Galapagos Hawk, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Galapagos Hawk, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Albatross, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Red-billed Tropic Bird, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Red-billed Tropic Bird, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Sea lion, Gardner Bay, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Sea lion, Gardner Bay, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Sea lion, Gardner Bay, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Sea lion, Gardner Bay, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Mockingbird, Gardner Bay, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Gull, Gardner Bay, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Blue-footed booby, Gardner Bay, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
A more colorful crab, Gardner Bay, Espanola Island, Galapagos.
Sunset, Espanola Island, Galapagos.


Galapagos, December 13 - Lindblad Tour of Galapagos on MS Polaris.
Oystercatchers chasing crabs, Floreana Island, Galapagos.
Oystercatcher, Floreana Island, Galapagos.
Lava heron, Floreana Island, Galapagos.
Blue-footed booby, Floreana Island, Galapagos.
Nazca booby, Floreana Island, Galapagos.
Gull, Champion Islet, Galapagos.
Lola at the Post Office barrel, Floreana Island, Galapagos.
Cruise director Cindy, Champion Islet, Galapagos.
Blue-footed booby becomes a missle, Punta Cormorant, Floreana Island, Galapagos.
Yellow warbler, Floreana Island, Galapagos.
Black-necked Stilt at sunset, Floreana Island, Galapagos.
Black-necked Stilt at sunset, Floreana Island, Galapagos.
Flamingos, Floreana Island, Galapagos.


Galapagos, December 14 - Lindblad Tour of Galapagos on MS Polaris.
Lava cave, Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos.
Blue-footed booby, Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos.
Blue-footed booby, Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos.
Blue-footed booby, Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos.
Blue-footed booby, Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos.
Marine iguanas, Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos.
Sooty terns, Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos.
Sooty terns, Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos.
Galapagos Penguin, Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos.
Blue heron, Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos.
Blue heron, Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos.
Marine iguana, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos.
Galapagos Iguana
Marine iguanas, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos.
Flightless cormorant, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos.
Flightless cormorant, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos.
Flightless cormorant, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos.
Plover, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos.
Nesting Oystercatcher, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos.
Nesting Oystercatchers, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos.
Oystercatchers change places on the nest, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos.
Oystercatcher, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos.
A Galapagos Penguin looks mangy from molting, near Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos.
Blue-footed booby near Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos.


Galapagos, December 15 - Lindblad Tour of Galapagos on MS Polaris.
Finch, Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.
Finch, Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.
Land iguana, Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.
Yellow Warbler, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.
Galapagos Tortoise, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.
Vermillion Flycatcher on Galapagos Tortoise, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.
Vermillion Flycatcher, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.
Vermillion Flycatcher, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.  Even though this image was taken in the Galapagos, Pima County (AZ) Parks Department used it on the front of a birders brochure for Agua Caliente Park in Tuscon.
Galapagos Tortoise, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.
Galapagos Tortoise, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.
Galapagos Tortoise, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.


Galapagos, December 16 - Lindblad Tour of Galapagos on MS Polaris.
Red-footed booby, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Red-footed booby, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Red-footed booby, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Red-footed booby, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Nazca boobies, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Nazca booby, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Frigate bird, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Frigate bird, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Frigate bird with an inflated breast getting a jump on breeding season, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Frigate bird, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Gull, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Red-billed Tropic Bird, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Fur seal, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Fur seal, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Mockingbird, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Galapagos pigeon, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Nazca boobies, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Nazca booby and a young chick, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Older Nazca booby chick, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.
Older Nazca booby chick, Genovesa Island, Galapagos.


Galapagos, December 17 - Lindblad Tour of Galapagos on MS Polaris.
Brown Pelican, Bartolome Island, Galapagos.
Galapagos Pelican
View from the summit of Bartolome Island, Galapagos.
Zodiac returns from Santiago Island, Galapagos.
Sea lion snoozes as crabs skitter over rocks, Puerto Egas, Santiago Island, Galapagos.
Sea lions, Puerto Egas, Santiago Island, Galapagos.
A marine iguana dreaming of faraway places, Puerto Egas, Santiago Island, Galapagos.

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