Videos tagged with "sea lions"
"Ecuador, Peru and the Amazon" Randypepper's photos around Iquitos, Peru [02:37]
A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Iquitos, Peru by TravelPod blogger Randypepper titled "Ecuador, Peru and the Amazon" Randypepper's travel blog entry: "Here's a note on our recent travels as we end the second leg of our tour. We started our Ecuadorian adventure in its capital, Quito. The old town has a pretty square where we got to watch a demonstration urging war against Columbia for its army's attack of FARC guerrillas in Ecuadorian territory. While Quito is just north of the equator, it's in a very high valley so the daytime temperatures seldom go above 22 Centigrade in the winter and it rains most days. A highlight was a visit to the Guayasamin Museum and the Chapel of Humanity which now display the amazing works of Ecuadorian artist, Oswaldo Guayasamin (after his several former wives stopped bickering about where the works were to be displayed). We then flew to the Galapagos islands with our old mates, Frank Archibald, Liz Palatics and their three kids, Joanne, Adrienne and Craig. Had a marvelous week aboard the good ship, Eric, and saw some unusual wildlife. You haven't lived until you've been up close to a boobie! The snorkeling was terrific and included sightings (and sometimes swimming with) sea turtles, sea lions, penguins, manta, eagle and sting rays, octopus, and white-tipped and hammerhead sharks. Some encounters were less than friendly: Craig got a nasty sting from a jelly fish and Adrienne was bitten by a sea lion. At other times ...
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"Tortugas, iguanas, marine lobos and more" Katandsuren's photos around Galapagos Islands, Ecuador [02:37]
A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Galapagos Islands, Ecuador by TravelPod blogger Katandsuren titled "Tortugas, iguanas, marine lobos and more...." Katandsuren's travel blog entry: "We've just returned to Quito after spending 12 amazing days in the Galapagos Islands! The interaction with wildlife is truly unique as (especially on the uninhabited islands) the animals have no natural fear of humans. The result is that we could get very close to the wildlife - often needing to jump out of the way of sea lions shuffling along the beach or stop in our tracks to let an albatross waddle across our path!! Being able to snorkel within touching distance of a group of sea turtles whilst they happily munched on seaweed was an incredible experience as they weren't fussed by our presence at all. Another highlight was snorkelling with sea lion pups which was an amazing experience as they were so playful and inquisitive. Whilst observing the wildlife and taking in the scenery we had to watch our step so as not to tread on the iguanas (both marine and land) that were everywhere. Anyway as the cliché goes a picture tells a thousand words so with this entry we've uploaded lots of pics and a couple of short videos of the highlights (keep an eye out for the body surfing sea lions and the angry giant tortoises) and have also uploaded another set of pics for anyone may want to see more. Our 6am flight from Quito via Guayaquil to Baltra (the main airport island of the ...
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Moondance Adventures: Ecuador Galapagos [02:49]
Visit the Galapagos Islands. Community Service in the Amazon Basin and Morochos. Raft the Rio Jatanyacu. Hike the Fuya Fuya Volcano. Tour historic Quito.
Tags: Ecuador, Galapagos, Community Service, Wildlife, Raft, Rafting, Galapagos Islands, Rio Jatanyacu, Quito, Volcano, Sea Lions, Sea Turtles, Tortuoise, Equator, Shark, Marine Iguana