Cactus Finches and Baby Sea Lions on Rábida Island, The Galápagos

A path leads visitors from the red sand beach to the top of the rocky cliffs towards an overhang that offers an amazing view of the island’s cove and the ocean.

Along the path cactus finches eat the insects inside the flowers of the prickly pear cactus, while seed ground finches rest on the cactus spines.

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On the beach below two sea lion pups play on the sand. An adult sea lion swims in to the shore, barking and one of the young pups immediately rushes to the shore to greet her. Mother and pup sea lions learn to recognise each other by their bark in order to be able to find each other amongst the hundreds of sea lions that could occupy one stretch of coastline.

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SOURCES: 

  • http://galapagos.irg/about_galapagos/rabida/
  • http://metropolitan-touring.com/content.asp?id_page=983
  • http://doc.ic.ac.uk/-kpt/terraquest/galapagos/wildlife/island/finch.html

Cactus Finches and Baby Sea Lions on Rábida Island, The Galápagos

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