Roving In The Galapagos Islands


Sunset near Puerto Villamil with the Cerro Azul Volcano in the distance. (Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador) 
Photos Scott Lakeram Sunset near Puerto Villamil with the Cerro Azul Volcano in the distance. (Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador) Photos Scott Lakeram Another Queens Scene regular contributor roams far, this time exploring our own hemisphere to study the field ecology of mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

Scott Lakeram explained, “During January I was in the Galapagos Islands and mainland Ecuador for a field course through Hofstra University. The trip spanned three weeks and focused on the ecology and geology of the Galapagos and Ecuadorean Andes/Amazon.”



Green sea turtle (Tortuga Bay, Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador) Green sea turtle (Tortuga Bay, Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador)

A sword bill hummingbird which has the longest beak of the Trochilidae family. (Guango Lodge, Ecuador) A sword bill hummingbird which has the longest beak of the Trochilidae family. (Guango Lodge, Ecuador)

Two male marine iguanas fighting, by headbutting, for territory and females. Two baby marine iguanas look on, picking up bad habits from their elders. (Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador) Two male marine iguanas fighting, by headbutting, for territory and females. Two baby marine iguanas look on, picking up bad habits from their elders. (Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador)

QS reporter, Scott Lakeram, stands on the basalt outflow of pahoehoe lava from Sullivan Bay, James Island, Galapagos. QS reporter, Scott Lakeram, stands on the basalt outflow of pahoehoe lava from Sullivan Bay, James Island, Galapagos.
  
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