Early in the morning, we made a dry landing on North Seymour to explore the wilderness. As soon as we set foot on the island, we spotted male frigatebirds with inflated red pouches trying to attract the females flying over the area.
Several blue-footed boobies performed their courtship rituals by dancing right next to the trails. We spotted land iguanas during our morning expedition. These golden dragons were feeding on prickly pear cacti and basking under the light of the equatorial sun.
This island is full of life everywhere you look. Marine iguanas sat atop lava rocks, and sea lions rested on the white sand. The wildlife is ecologically naive here, meaning it is not afraid of humans.
In the afternoon, we made a wet landing on Rabida, known as the red island of the Galapagos. We practiced snorkeling and explored the underwater world. We went for a walk along the beach and observed several American flamingos feeding in a brackish water lagoon. We spotted close to two dozen American flamingos feeding on the brine shrimp while others mated along the shores. We also encountered a couple of American oystercatchers with a juvenile.