Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Albatross Airport (Espanola Island, Galapagos)

Why the Waved Albatross chose this island for a nesting ground is obvious at first site. Being the oldest of the Island chain Espanola is the flattest of the islands. So it resembles a giant aircraft carrier. For a giant … Continue reading

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Swimming With Sharks

I had a great time today swimming with the sharks at Kicker Rock here in the Galapagos Islands. Of course there were turtles too. Here is Kicker Rock. Stay Tuned For Updates!

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Galapagos Bound

I’m in Quito today. We went to the market in Otavalo and visited an extinct volcano that now has a lake in it’s caldera. When I woke up this morning I was blessed with a view of a snow capped … Continue reading

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How Fast Things Change In The Rain Forest

This is the same view looking out over the Amazon basin from the foothills of the Andes. Pictures were taken aprox. one hour apart. They don’t call it a rain forest for nothing. Once it moved in it rained all … Continue reading

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Water, Water, Everywhere

Yes, it rains everyday in the rain forest. Some times more then once. I am on the Eastern side of the Andes mountains and will be headed down to the beginning of the Amazon jungle tomorrow. I hiked a few … Continue reading

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The Mindo Cloud Forest

  It’s just how it sounds. A forest in the clouds. But this is the dry season and we have been blessed with blue skies. We have been birding and trekking through the mountainous forest. Words can not begin to … Continue reading

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Yes, It’s An Active Volcano

The first day in Ecuador was very eventful. I saw an Andean Condor and went from the high Andean cloud forest down to a tropical rain forest valley. This is the most incredibly rugged place I have ever seen. Truly … Continue reading

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