Baltra and North Seymour

After arriving to the Galapagos through Baltra (the last time I was here, we landed on San Cristobal), we did a quick dive on North Seymour before doing a land tour there. The light at sunset was wonderfully warm, creating sharp shadows upon the bare branches of the palo santo trees. Magnificent frigate birds and blue-footed boobies are all over North Seymour. I had hoped that I would encounter a male frigate in a situation that would allow me to get a good photograph of his inflated red balloon, but luck was not on my side today. The blue-footed booby chicks I saw in August (back then, they were large, white, fuzz-covered things) now look like "normal" boobies, with all of the adult coloration intact except for blue feet.