This week’s photo, taken October 4, 2017 on Espanola Island in the Galapagos, Ecuador, features a WAVED ALBATROSS. Nearly the entire world population of this species breeds on this one island in the Galapagos.
Naturally, if you travel all the way to Peru to visit Machu Picchu, you might as well spend an additional week on a boat cruising a few islands in the Galapagos in the neighboring country of Ecuador. We spent 8 days on the Majestic yacht, bird-watching, snorkeling, hiking and eating on a daily basis. A tough assignment, but someone had to do it.
The wildlife of the Galapagos is famous for having little or no fear of humans. Therefore, I left my telephoto lens at home and took all photos on this trip with a tiny Canon Powershot SX620 camera.
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