October 2011

Visiting the Galapagos Islands presents some pretty unique photo opportunities. In this weeks weekly photo, we see a photo opportunity some guests enjoyed while visiting the Tortoise Ranch on Santa Cruz Island. This photo was taken by Jimmy Patiño Solis, one of our tour escorts. Please remember: when visiting the Islands, the animals (all of [...]

On the way to our first excursion while visiting Galapagos, we walked past a Poison Apple Tree (Manzanillo, Manchineel tree, Hippomane mancinella, manzanilla de la muerte – “little apple of death”). This is one of the most poisonous trees in the world. The Galapagos Poison Apple Tree The fruit look like small crab apples and [...]

The Humboldt Current is a current of cold Antarctic water which is brought to the surface by air currents. These air currents move across the surface of the water northward from the coast of Chile to Peru and cause a kind of sucking motion on the water currents. As the water moves along the west [...]

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