Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Galapagos Island

 Dusk in San Diego (not in Galapagos)
No, I have not been to Galapagos Island yet, all pictures here are from San Diego. However, since I watched Ocean Oasis at San Diego Natural History Museum, it has always been part of my dream to one day explore the Southern Pacific Ocean in Baja California, and further south, in Galapagos Island. 
 One Fine Afternoon by the Sea
Seeing how the diversity of ocean's life exists and thriving in a seemingly barren landscape in the movie, brought me a strong sense of hope that life regardless of the harsh conditions can still exist beautifully. And if we remain strong and wise enough to adjust to the conditions and know how to respond well to the environment around us, life will go on. There may be changes, painful it may be at the start, but slowly, transformation occurs to allow for a deeper beauty embedded inside, character strongly built by the natural forces of this Earth. 
Desert Tortoise
Since watching Ocean Oasis, I always am looking for cheap Sea of Cortes and Galapagos Cruises. 
 Harbor Seals
The Galapagos Island has always been associated with Darwin's theory of Natural Selection. Man observes, and observation is followed by so many questions, analysis, and theories. Questions arise such as: how did these many plants and animals arrived at the island? How were they able to adapt to the new surroundings?
 California Sea Lions
California Sea lions, fur seals, penguins, giant tortoises, among others, probably immigrate to the island through the periodically changing currents. The currents brought them in, but they could not get out! But life continues for them and made the island and its surrounding waters their new home. 
Flock of Cormorant, Sea Gulls and Pelicans
Because of this, Galapagos Islands are very popular amongst natural historians, both professional and amateur. Galapagos Cruise allow travelers to experience the migration of giant tortoises, sea lions, penguins, marine iguanas and different bird species can all be seen and approached. The landscape of the islands is relatively barren and volcanic, but still very beautiful. Peak season for Galapagos Cruise Ship is December through May when the seas are the calmest and the weather the warmest. However, summer months is also a good time to visit the island because of more activities observed from wildlife. Ahhh, I wish someday, I can share pictures of my experience of Galapagos Island in this site. Meanwhile, as I dream about experiencing Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection in Galapagos, I get content with observing marine wildlife here in San Diego.

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  1. haven't been to a cruise..,maybe i should try one day. Galapagos Cruise sounds interesting! :)

  2. The tortoises live very long since they move very slow.

    Have a nice day.

  3. That sounds like a good place to be, and enjoy the many different wildlife there. Beautiful photos, Betchai.