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Ecuador - Galápagos Islands

Travel pictures from Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands

by Dr. Günther Eichhorn


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Wildlife in the Galápagos is awesome, stunning, or whatever other superlative you can come up with, it really is! Visiting these islands is an experience of a lifetime!

The Galápagos Islands are located on the equator, about 1,000 km (600 miles) west of Ecuador in the Pacific. There are a dozen or so major islands, and lost of small ones. The largest one is Isla Isabela, the main island for the tourists is Isla Santa Cruz, with Puerto Ayora the main tourist center. Five of the islands are inhabited, the others are protected. There are about 20,000 people living in the Galápagos, about half of them in Puerto Ayora.

The Galápagos were discovered in 1535 by Tomás de Berlenga, the Bishop of Panama. They were used by pirates and fishermen. These visitors slaughtered the large tortoises by the thousands for food. Many of the subspecies are extinct now. One of them, the subspecies from Isla Pinta, has only one surviving member, Lonesome George, who is in the Darwin Research Center in Puerto Ayora. The Darwin Station has a breeding program for the Galápagos tortoises to re-introduce them into the wild. Tortoises of different subspecies are raised till they are 3-4 years old and then repatriated to the island where the subspecies belongs.

All the Galápagos islands are protected in the Galápagos National Park. The entrance fee for the park is $100.00. This sounds a bit high at first, but when you consider that there are only about 50,000 to 60,000 visitors per year, the resulting income of $5-6 million is not nearly enough to maintain such a huge park. I was quite happy to pay this small fee for seeing an extraordinary nature reserve. Visits to the islands are restricted to the official visitor sites. All boats must have an official park guide on board. Hopefully this will help to maintain the islands and their flora and fauna.

One of the most serious problems that the wildlife has is the introduction of foreign species. Domestic animals such as cats, rats, and goats create havoc on these islands. Some small successes have been made in eradicating introduced species, but only very few. One very annoying introduction are the mosquitoes. The islands used to be free of biting insects. Now the mosquitoes even carry Dengue Fever in the Galápagos.

Being on the equator, the weather in the Galápagos islands is nice year-round. Temperatures are around 30°C (90°F). There is the occasional tropical rain shower, but most of the time it is sunny. The water is relatively warm in most places (around 25°C (77°F)), but there are very cold currents around in some places. These cold currents have temperatures of around 15°C (59°F), which makes for very cold scuba diving.

During my trip I was scuba diving for 7 days, and then visited four islands on land (Isla Plazas, Isla Floreana, Isla Seymore Norte, and Isla Bartolomé) in addition to Isla Santa Cruz.

Isla Bartolomé is a fairly young volcano. It has only the very earliest pioneer plants that colonize freshly formed volcanoes. Around Bartolomé you can see the Galápagos Penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus). They are the smallest of the warm weather penguins. They are only about 40 - 45 cm (16 - 18 ") tall and weigh only 2 kg (4 lb). They are found on several of the Galápagos Islands, but most of them are on Fernandina and Isabela Island. On Isabela Island are the only penguins in the northern hemisphere. These penguins are endangered, there are only about 800 breeding pairs left. Near Isla Bartolomé is Cousins Rock, a small white island. It is white from sea bird guano, and has a great diving spot. This is where I saw the sea horses.

Isla Santa María (mostly called Floreana) is one of the inhabited islands. We saw mostly cultivated land on our short drive around. You can see plenty of birds. Some of the rock formations were quite interesting. Altogether I didn't have enough time to see much on that island.

Isla Plazas has nesting sea birds, a colony of Galápagos Sea Lions (Zalophus wollebaeki, endemic to the Galápagos islands), and a large colony of Galápagos Land Iguanas (Conolophus subcristatus), as well as Marine Iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus). The iguanas are quite interesting looking creatures.

Isla Seymore Norte was the most interesting, with a colony of Blue-footed Boobies (Sula nebouxii), Masked Boobies (Sula dactylatra), Great Frigatebirds (Fregata minor), and Magnificent Frigatebirds (Fregata magnificens). The males of the two species of frigatebirds are nearly indistinguishable. The male great frigatebirds have a green iridescent sheen on their black back feathers, while the magnificent frigatebird shines purple. The Blue-footed Boobies and the frigatebirds had mating season, so we could watch the courtship dance of the boobies and the courtship display of the frigatebirds. It was impressive to say the least.

Isla Santa Cruz is one of the islands that has wild Santa Cruz Giant Tortoises (Chelonoidis porteri). There is a nature reserve for the tortoises, but it is much easier to see them on a private farm, Rancho Primicias, next to the tortoise reserve. I hired a cab for $20. That included the tour around the Rancho and a walk through the lava tube nearby. The largest tortoise that I saw was over 1.5 m (4.9 ft) long, and over 150 years old. These tortoises are amazing creatures.

The major part of my visit was dedicated to scuba diving. Scuba diving in the Galápagos is, without a doubt, the most mind blowing experience in the Galápagos! This was the best scuba diving that I have done so far. Swimming among a school of 10-20 sharks is awesome. If you behave right, sharks don't attack scuba divers, so I wasn't worried. One time when one of the sharks swam right at me though, I retreated a bit to give him way    :-\).

There are not too many corals there, but the variety of fish is immense. Besides the sharks (Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks (Sphyrna lewini) and White-tipped Reef Sharks, Triaenodon obesus), we saw several different kinds or rays, moray eels, all kinds of reef fish, sea horses, and the ever-present sea lions playing around us. Besides the fish, the starfish are really interesting. The cushion sea star, and chocolate chip sea star and the blue sea stars are quite spectacular in their colors. Other fish of note were barracudas, trumpet fish, stone fish and puffer fish.

I didn't see dolphins while diving, but we saw lots of them while driving to the dive sites and back. We also saw a school of Short-finned Pilot Whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) playing around our boat for a while. A school of manta rays feeding of the surface was quite spectacular. Seeing them jump out of the water is quite a sight. Another impressive sight are the sea turtles. The largest that we saw was about 2 m (7 ft) long, a huge creature.

The day trips for diving go to different islands. The boat trip takes between 45 min and 2.5 hours. The longest trip that I took was a trip to Floreana, the shortest was one to Gordon Rocks.

I had a new digital underwater camera. Having the viewing screen in the back of the camera finally allows me to see what I am aiming at. Unfortunately I can't focus my eyes that close anymore. Reading glasses in the dive mask are out of the question, so I have to figure out something else. I hope that one of the flat reading lenses may work, I'll try that next time. Unfortunately I had a problem with the case leaking. The moisture condensed on the front window, which blurred a lot of images. Fortunately it didn't damage the camera.

From my experiences during this trip I have a few recommendations if you want to visit the Galápagos:

1. If you plan to do both scuba diving and land visits, please do yourself a favor and do the land visits first. The land visits are very interesting, but they are completely eclipsed by the spectacular scuba diving, they seem ho-hum after diving. If you do the land visits first, they are much more captivating.

2. For scuba diving you have two options, live-aboard or land based. I stayed land based, and I liked it very much. I like to have a solid bed. The diving was so spectacular on land based trips, that a live-aboard tour isn't really necessary, unless you want to go to the outer islands Darwin and Wolf. The diving there is very challenging and only for really experienced divers. I would have been in over my head if I had tried that. Even the diving on day trips from Santa Cruz is quite challenging due to very strong and very cold current, certainly not for beginners.

3. For the land visits on the other hand I would suggest a live-aboard cruise. The day trips from Santa Cruz don't let you see very much of the islands. I can imagine that you can experience a lot more during a cruise.

4. To get there, you can fly either through Quito or through Guayaquil. Staying overnight in Quito can be a headache (literally, because of the altitude). You will probably sleep pretty badly because of the altitude. On the other hand, Quito is certainly worth a visit of 2-3 days. If you don't want to visit, it is better to fly through Guayaquil.

There are quite a few hotels in Puerto Ayora, so it would probably be OK to just go there and arrange everything when you get there. Arranging scuba diving on a day-by-day basis is no problem, there are several scuba diving operators. The same goes for day trips to other islands. A live-aboard tour however, should probably be arranged in advance.

Altogether, the trip to the Galápagos was a trip of a lifetime. I can really most strongly recommend a visit there. It is amazing!


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All pictures are © Günther Eichhorn

The Islands

first view galápagosMy first view of the Galápagos Islands on approach to Isla Baltra (I believe it is Isla Isabela). (260k) isla baltra airportIsla Baltra with the airport in the upper left corner. (368k) sea birds overSea birds over Isla Enderby (near Floreana). (497k) small islands offOne of the small islands off Isla Santa Cruz. (437k) dormant volcano islaA dormant volcano on Isla Santa Maria (also called Floreana). (417k)
stone carved headA stone carved head on Floreana. It was reportedly carved by pirates who used these islands in the 18th and 19th century. (949k) volcano isla bartoloméThe volcano of Isla Bartolomé with the sparse pioneer vegetation. (549k) lava flow islaLava flow on Isla Bartolomé. (1015k) lava tube islaLava tube on Isla Bartolomé. (855k) larger lava tubeA much larger lava tube on Santa Cruz. It is up to 20 m (70 ft) high and about 400 m (1,310) long. You can walk through the tube (crawl in one place). (589k)
view volcano islaView from the volcano on Isla Bartolomé. It looks like a view of Mars. (692k) view isla bartoloméView from Isla Bartolomé towards Isla Santiago. (426k) view isla bartoloméView from Isla Bartolomé with the white Cousins Rock right of center. (370k) isla daphne mayorIsla Daphne Mayor. (364k) isla daphne menorIsla Daphne Menor. (461k)
view isla santaView of Isla Santa Cruz from the north. (397k) believe somewhere aroundI believe this was somewhere around Isla Bartolomé. (375k) rocky outcrop volcanicA rocky outcrop of volcanic lava with some cacti. (502k) volcanic lava beachVolcanic lava beach on Santa Cruz. The marine iguanas (see below) blend right in with that color. (620k) looks like couldThat looks like it could be fun too, even though I prefer a solid bed at night. (438k)
column basalts islaColumn basalts on Isla Baltra. Column basalts form when certain kinds of lava cool and fracture in the typical columnar forms. (585k) column basalts islaColumn basalts on Isla Baltra. (612k) rocas gordon gordonsRocas Gordon (Gordon's Rocks). That was where we hit the really cold and strong currents (15°C (59°F)) while scuba diving. (498k) fishermen puerto ayoraFishermen in Puerto Ayora handling their catch. There are lots of sea birds around that area, waiting to get the discards from these fish. (555k) harbor scene floreanaHarbor scene in Floreana. Notice the sea lions sleeping on the boat. (464k)
evening scene floreanaEvening scene near Floreana. (455k) sunset between floreanaSunset between Floreana and Santa Cruz. (285k)


Wildlife on the Islands

lava cactus orLava Cactus or Banana Cactus (Brachycereus nesioticus) on Isla Bartolomé. Named after the color and shape of its branches. It is one of the early colonizers of new volcanoes. (554k) plant floreanaPlant on Floreana. (529k) spanish moss tillandsiaSpanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides), a relative of the pineapple. (500k) tree prickly-pear cactusTree Prickly-pear Cactus (Opuntia echios) on Isla Plazas. (604k) opuntia cactus flowersOpuntia cactus flowers. (380k)
galápagos carpet weedGalápagos Carpet Weed (Sesuvium edmondstonei) on Isla Plazas. A large part of this island was covered with this plant. Sesuvium turns orange/red when there is a water shortage, otherwise it is green. (789k) galapagos carpet weedGalapagos Carpet Weed plants on Isla Plazas. (894k) galapagos carpet weedGalapagos Carpet Weed flowers. (443k) flowering treeFlowering tree. (336k) red mangroves rhizophoraRed Mangroves (Rhizophora mangle). I did not see many areas with mangroves. (1002k)
mothMoth. (302k) gaudy sphinx mothGaudy Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha labruscae). (340k) hawk moth hylesHawk Moth (Hyles lineata florilega). Large, day active moth, collecting honey. (396k) large day activeLarge, day active moth, collecting honey. You can see the long proboscis, collecting nectar. (388k) hunting geckoA hunting gecko. (285k)
galápagos lava lizardGalápagos Lava Lizard (Microlophus albemarlensis). (376k) lava lizards readyLava lizards, ready to fight. (696k) lava lizards fightLava lizards in a fight. They weren't hurt, just holding on to each other and wrestling. (628k) female or immatureFemale or immature Medium Ground Finch (Geospiza fortis). (311k) galápagos mockingbird nesomimusGalápagos Mockingbird (Nesomimus parvulus). (450k)
female or immatureFemale or immature Small Ground Finch (Geospiza fuliginosa). (481k) galápagos flycatcher myiarchusGalápagos Flycatcher (Myiarchus magnirostris). (282k) female or immatureFemale or immature Small Ground Finch (Geospiza fuliginosa). (259k) male small groundMale Small Ground Finch (Geospiza fuliginosa). (549k) warbler finch certhideaWarbler Finch (Certhidea olivacea). (475k)
brown pelican pelecanusBrown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). (451k) brown pelicanBrown Pelican. (429k) brown pelicanBrown Pelican. (320k) pelican slow flightPelican in slow flight. (217k) galápagos hawk buteoGalápagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis). (270k)
nesting swallow-tailed gullNesting Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus). They keep their beaks open to dissipate heat by panting, just like dogs. (338k) swallow-tailed gull chickSwallow-tailed Gull with chick. (564k) ruddy ternstone arenariaRuddy Ternstone (Arenaria interpres). (417k) american oystercatcher haematopusAmerican Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus galapagensis). (525k) lava heron butoridesLava Heron (Butorides sundevalli). (597k)
lava heron closeupLava Heron closeup. (582k) great blue heronGreat Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). (333k) great blue heronGreat Blue Heron (juvenile). (605k) great blue heronGreat Blue Heron. (353k) great blue heronGreat Blue Heron closeup. (361k)
masked boobie sulaMasked Boobie (Sula dactylatra). (258k) blue-footed boobies sulaBlue-footed Boobies (Sula nebouxii). (543k) blue-footed boobieBlue-footed Boobie. (373k) closeup blue-footed boobieCloseup of a Blue-footed Boobie. (288k) closeup blue-footed boobieCloseup of a Blue-footed Boobie. (266k)
closeup blue-footed boobieCloseup of a Blue-footed Boobie. (304k) closeup blue-footed boobieCloseup of a Blue-footed Boobie. (399k) really bright blueThey are really bright blue. (349k) pair blue-footed boobiesPair of Blue-footed Boobies in courtship. (594k) courtship displayCourtship display. (490k)
courtship displayCourtship display. (540k) courtship danceCourtship dance. (768k) courtship danceCourtship dance. (697k) courtship danceCourtship dance. (458k) group blue-footed boobiesGroup of Blue-footed Boobies displaying. (448k)
group blue-footed boobiesGroup of Blue-footed Boobies displaying. (487k) courtship dance workedFor this one his courtship dance worked. (493k) frigatebird colonyFrigatebird colony. (794k) frigatebird colony displayingFrigatebird colony with displaying males. (778k) frigatebirds colony malesFrigatebirds colony with males in mating display on Isla Enderby near Floreana. (795k)
frigatebird nest maleFrigatebird nest with male and chick. (554k) male frigatebird displayingMale Frigatebird displaying his throat pouch. (481k) male great frigatebirdMale Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor). (631k) male frigatebird displayingMale Frigatebird displaying his throat pouch. (484k) male frigatebird displayingMale Frigatebird displaying his throat pouch. (403k)
closeup male frigatebirdCloseup of male Frigatebird displaying his throat pouch. (335k) juvenile magnificent frigatebirdJuvenile Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) in flight. (154k) male frigatebird flightMale Frigatebird in flight with mating display. (170k) colony galápagos landA colony of Galápagos Land Iguanas (Conolophus subcristatus) seeking shade under a cactus. (870k) galápagos land iguanaGalápagos Land Iguana. (656k)
galápagos land iguanaGalápagos Land Iguana. (543k) galápagos land iguanaGalápagos Land Iguana. (512k) galápagos land iguanaGalápagos Land Iguana. (402k) galápagos land iguanaGalápagos Land Iguana. (368k) galápagos land iguanaGalápagos Land Iguana. (518k)
galápagos land iguanaGalápagos Land Iguana. (502k) galápagos land iguanaGalápagos Land Iguana feeding on a cactus. (589k) marine iguana amblyrhynchusMarine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus). They were hard to see on the black lava rocks. (431k) marine iguanaMarine Iguana. (824k) marine iguana closeMarine Iguana close up. (531k)
marine iguana closeMarine Iguana close up. (583k) marine iguana closeMarine Iguana close up. (531k) marine iguanas accordingMarine Iguanas. According to our guide, they were not mating, they keep close to help with regulating their body temperature. (387k) santa cruz giantSanta Cruz Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis porteri). (553k) santa cruz giantSanta Cruz Giant Tortoise. (810k)
santa cruz giantSanta Cruz Giant Tortoise. (636k) santa cruz giantSanta Cruz Giant Tortoise. (468k) santa cruz giantSanta Cruz Giant Tortoise. (768k) santa cruz giantSanta Cruz Giant Tortoise. (450k) santa cruz giantSanta Cruz Giant Tortoise. (487k)
tracks sea turtleTracks from a sea turtle that went ashore to lay eggs and then returned to the sea. (674k)


A fishing Blue-footed Boobie

composite following shotsComposite of the following shots of a diving bluefooted boobie. (183k) diving bluefooted boobieDiving bluefooted boobie. (298k) diving bluefooted boobieDiving bluefooted boobie. (424k) diving bluefooted boobieDiving bluefooted boobie. (426k) diving bluefooted boobieDiving bluefooted boobie. (352k)
diving bluefooted boobieDiving bluefooted boobie. (323k) diving bluefooted boobieDiving bluefooted boobie. (307k)


Marine Wildlife

sally lightfoot crabsSally Lightfoot Crabs (Grapsus grapsus). These crabs are everywhere on the shores. (473k) crab high perchA crab on a high perch. (234k) darker presumably freshlyThe darker one is presumably a freshly molted crab whose shell has yet to harden. (708k) beautifully colored sallyBeautifully colored Sally Lightfoot Crab. (536k) sally lightfoot crabSally Lightfoot Crab close up. (396k)
sally lightfoot crabSally Lightfoot Crab close up. (370k) galápagos sea lionsGalápagos Sea Lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) on shore. (651k) galápagos sea lionGalápagos Sea Lion climbing ashore. I saw them in the most unlikely place, wondering how they got there. (581k) galápagos sea lionGalápagos Sea Lion colony. (533k) swimming galápagos seaSwimming Galápagos Sea Lion. (402k)
baby galápagos seaBaby Galápagos Sea Lion. (475k) relieving itchRelieving an itch. (465k) eyes!Those eyes! (336k) amore!Amore! (363k) dolphins playing bowDolphins playing in the bow wave of our boat. (343k)
dolphinsDolphins. (367k) school short-finned pilotA school of Short-finned Pilot Whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus). (586k) pilot whalesPilot whales. (379k) pilot whalesPilot whales. (575k) pilot whale closeupPilot whale closeup. (451k)
giant manta raysGiant Manta Rays (Manta birostris) feeding near the surface. (395k) giant manta rayGiant Manta Ray. (311k) giant manta raysGiant Manta Rays. (391k) galápagos penguins spheniscusGalápagos Penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus). (456k) galápagos penguinsGalápagos Penguins. (668k)
galápagos penguinsGalápagos penguins. (489k) galápagos penguinsGalápagos penguins. (407k) fishing sea birdsFishing sea birds. (440k)


Underwater Life

colorful underwater sceneColorful underwater scene. (1461k) orange cup coralOrange Cup Coral (Tubastraea coccinea). (1443k) sea anemonesSea anemones. (1301k) orange cup coralOrange Cup Coral (Tubastraea coccinea). (955k) sea fanSea fan. (1339k)
brain coral blacktipBrain Coral and Blacktip Cardinalfish (Apogon atradorsatus). (1187k) sea cucumber isostichopusSea Cucumber (Isostichopus fuscus). (1133k) sea cucumberSea Cucumber. (935k) white sea urchinWhite Sea Urchin (Tripneustes depressus). (1673k) pencil-spined sea urchinPencil-spined Sea Urchin (Eucidaris thouarsii). (1286k)
pencil-spined sea urchinPencil-spined Sea Urchin. (1022k) pencil-spined sea urchinPencil-spined Sea Urchin. (1040k) panamic cushion seaPanamic Cushion Sea Star (Pentaceraster cumingi), left, and Chocolate Chip Sea Star (Nidorellia armata), right. (1653k) panamic cushion seaPanamic Cushion Sea Star. (977k) panamic cushion seaPanamic Cushion Sea Star. (1436k)
panamic cushion seaPanamic Cushion Sea Star. (1502k) panamic cushion seaPanamic Cushion Sea Star. (1425k) blue sea starBlue Sea Star (Phataria unifascialis). (1798k) blue sea starBlue Sea Star. (1460k) blue sea starBlue Sea Star. (1278k)
blacktip cardinalfishBlacktip Cardinalfish. (1721k) inside school pacificInside a school of Pacific Creolefish (Paranthias colonus). (1039k) school blue-and-gold snapperSchool of Blue-and-gold Snapper (Lutjanus viridis) with Pacific Creolefish (Paranthias colonus) in foreground. (1172k) school razor surgeonfishSchool of Razor Surgeonfish (Prionurus laticlavius). (1329k) school pelican barracudaSchool of Pelican Barracuda (Sphyraena idiastes). (977k)
two king angelfishTwo King Angelfish (Holacanthus passer). (1509k) three mexican hogfishThree Mexican Hogfish (Bodianus diplotaenia), young terminal phase (center) and initial phase (below and right). (1222k) two razor surgeonfishTwo Razor Surgeonfish (Prionurus laticlavius). (840k) galápagos ringtail damselfishGalápagos Ringtail Damselfish (Stegastes beebei). (858k) guineafowl pufferfish arothronGuineafowl Pufferfish (Arothron meleagris), spotted phase (center), with Black Wrasse around (Halichoeres adustus). (1485k)
guineafowl pufferfish arothronGuineafowl Pufferfish (Arothron meleagris), yellow phase. (916k) starry grouper epinephelusStarry Grouper (Epinephelus labriformis). (1360k) starry grouper epinephelusStarry Grouper (Epinephelus labriformis). (1565k) king angelfish holacanthusKing Angelfish (Holacanthus passer). (553k) moorish idol zanclusMoorish Idol (Zanclus cornutus). (477k)
pacific trumpetfish aulostomusPacific Trumpetfish (Aulostomus chinensis). (577k) giant damselfish microspathodonGiant Damselfish (Microspathodon dorsalis). (1384k) king angelfish holacanthusKing Angelfish (Holacanthus passer). (983k) king angelfish holacanthusKing Angelfish (Holacanthus passer). (1047k) pacific spotted scorpionfishPacific Spotted Scorpionfish (Scorpaena mystes). (1527k)
giant hawkfish cirrhitusGiant Hawkfish (Cirrhitus rivulatus). (1432k) pacific seahorse hippocampusPacific Seahorse (Hippocampus ingens). (687k) diamond stingray dasyatisDiamond Stingray (Dasyatis brevis). (780k) zebra moray eelZebra Moray Eel (Gymnomuraena zebra). (1374k) panamic green morayPanamic Green Moray Eel (Gymnothorax castaneus). (1303k)
panamic green morayPanamic Green Moray Eel (Gymnothorax castaneus). (1167k) closeup green seaCloseup of Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas). (1256k) huge green seaHuge Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas). This one was about 1.8 m (5.9 ft) long. (648k) diving galápagos seaDiving Galápagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki). (602k) sea lion playingSea Lion playing with scuba divers. (720k)
group galápagos sharksGroup of Galápagos Sharks (Carcharhinus galapagensis). (649k) two white-tipped reefTwo White-tipped Reef Sharks (Triaenodon obesus). (592k) white-tipped reef sharkWhite-tipped Reef Shark. (563k) white-tipped reef sharkWhite-tipped Reef Shark. (892k) white-tipped reef sharkWhite-tipped Reef Shark. (653k)
white-tipped reef sharkWhite-tipped Reef Shark. (879k) white-tipped reef sharkWhite-tipped Reef Shark in school of fish. (895k) large scalloped hammerheadLarge Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini). (625k)


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