Juvenile Swallow-tailed Gulls on Plaza Sur near Santa Cruz in Galápagos, EC - Encircle Photos

8 Juvenile Swallow-tailed Gulls on Plaza Sur near Santa Cruz in Galápagos, EC

The Galápagos is unique and special in so many ways. One amazing aspect is watching how different endemic creatures live, feed, nest, breed, parent and interact. This show of nature all happens a few feet from where you stand. It is as if the fauna are oblivious to your presence. An example is these two juvenile swallow-tailed gulls next to the trail. Based on size and plumage, they are clearly different ages. Then you listen as a guide explains how swallow-tailed gulls can breed at any time. That a female lays a single egg but can produce another in nine months. So these siblings are still under their parents’ care. The lives and habits of each seabird species are different. You have the opportunity to observe all of it.

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Isla Plaza Sur, Ecuador

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