Galapagos

I just returned from the Galapagos Islands with ROAM Adventures - an unforgettable experience in one of the premier nature viewing destinations on the planet. Words can’t describe the feeling of snorkeling with 14’ sharks, watching Orcas chomp on sea turtles, or dodging Red-footed Boobies nesting on the trail.
Stay tuned for a slideshow- the pics are coming in faster than they can go out these days…
In the meantime, these shots give us an idea of the nature of the nature-viewing on these fabled islands.

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Posted on 02/04 at 12:55 AM | Comments

Hummingbird frenzy

We have a hummingbird feeder here in Nelson that hangs all summer with the hope that a Rufous or Calliope -the only two possible species- might show up. It was a joy to be in Ecuador recently to make up for the dearth in diversity in wintry Canada. In only five minutes, the feeders at Tandayapa Bird Lodge produced 13 species in a display that can only be described as a frenzy. When it comes to biodiversity, the tropics have it all and I can’t think of a better visual experience to back up this claim. There are 132 species in my cement-block-like Ecuador bird guide alone. Here is a Violet-tailed Sylph.
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Posted on 02/04 at 12:17 AM | Comments

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