According to my daughter, this pelican - seen here at the waterside fish market - had grabbed a very large chunk of fish away from another pelican. Once he got it into his mouth, it was too large to swallow. He refused to spit it out, lest another pelican take it. You can see the contours of the chunk in his jaw. I don't know what happened to him, but I think he learned the lesson that it doesn't always pay to be greedy!
I had always imagined The Galapagos to be lush and green, but that isn't the case - at least this time of year - which is their winter. The islands are volcanic in origin, and many of them have lava fields devoid of any vegetation. Click on the link for more info and a map.
Looking away to another island.
There is an 'otherworldly' charm to it; sort of like a moonscape with water.
Here is an active volcano (in resting stage).
And lest you think there is no green at all, here's a small patch. I hope the next batch of photos will have more animals for you. I have requested that.