Visiting Isla Santa Cruz in the Galápagos Archipelago

Bahia Tortuga (continued)

I have two more pages of pictures.

The surf crashes onto the rocky shore while a couple of birds linger on the rocks.   A frigatebird soars overhead.

This is what it looked like on the inland side of the beach. The sand gave out pretty quickly, to be followed by a narrow strip of stabilized sandy soil with beach plants, after which the typical arid vegetation zone began.   A ghost crab peeks out of its burrow.

A forest of giant prickly pear cacti.   Yellow flowers on a prickly pear cactus. Relatively few cacti were in-bloom.

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