Flamingos frequent a brackish pond at Cormorant Point on Floreana Island.
Only a few were present the day we visited.
We came across a stationary sea turtle on the edge of the surf.
The waves washed up and back over the animal and it wasn’t moving. An inspection by our guide was indecisive.
Consultation and discussion resulted in more uncertainty.
Finally the turtle made for the water. “Enough of this!”, it seemed to be saying.
“Just tired and resting.”, was the conclusion of the experts.
As a newly hatched bird, going from egg to full grown magnificence requires good camouflage. Albatross chicks look pretty scruffy and dirty but they fit into their environment extremely well. Spotting the two chicks in this photo took me some time.
This chick fits right into the environment and becomes almost invisible.
Looks like a rock with a beak.