I rarely take photos of myself when traveling. If I didn’t have this site I would have next to none because I always forget to take them and when people offer I usually decline.
I don’t know why that is but it’s something I really need to fix.
While waiting at the Quito airport my roommate Lorna showed me two photobooks on her iPad, one of her with landmarks around the world and one of her and animals of the world.
It spanned years and even though we were still basically strangers I loved looking through it.
I decided there I needed to do this as well and I would start with animals in the Galapagos.
It ended up being a fun aspect of the trip as Lorna needed photos with her around the world and I decided to call mine Ayngelina’s Wild Kingdom.
So here you go:
Sea lions lay around all day.
There is a bit of distance from me and this one in San Cristobal because you don’t want to get too close to the animals.
You know the first photo in this post? Well that baby sea lion nipped my leg two seconds later. Another reminder that these animals are not tame, just unafraid.
Me awkwardly trying to stand next to a blue footed booby without getting too close.
Here with a Sally Lightfood Crab, they are named this after a woman in Central America who would dance on tables for money in bars, apparently she could hop quickly from table to table just like these crabs.
An albatross, I feel bad about making jokes that they are bad luck because they are actually really pretty birds.
Not a great photo of the marine iguana but it counts!
Now it seems silly that I wasn’t doing this before. I’m going to keep it going and add one more: Ayngelina and food around the world. Although that is a rather lame title, I need to think of a better one. Any ideas?