Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Galapagos Islands

I wish everyone could make this trip.  It was fantastic, amazing and a trip of a lifetime.  These are just a few of the sea lions on Espanola Island.









Marine iguanas, albatross, and blue footed boobie.  The post office barrel has been in place since the early 1700's. Now it is leave a letter and take one that you can hand delivery in your area or to a place you are going to.







The giant tortoises are amazing,  400 lbs. and some are over 100 years old.  There is a great program in effect that is raising the populations on the different islands.  Visited the Darwin Center.







I was fascinated with the land iguanas.  There are different kinds, all beautiful in their own way and great posers for some sketches. Sea lions sleeping under a cactus, what can I say?








One more iguana, sea lion and a red footed boobie.  The emblem is for the National Park Marina Reserve.  They say you can leave the islands but the islands never leave you.  A wonderful memory forever.






Robert Bateman 6" x 9" Sketchbook
Pen and Watercolor

12 comments:

Christie said...

Sketchbooks and the Galapagos! You've joined in a long historic tradition with your creative practice, and I'm very impressed!

Sandy in Michigan said...

That was a once in a lifetime experience and you created some beautiful work. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Walker said...

What wonderful memories you must have, I hope you took a lot of photographs to go with the sketchbook memories

Revelle Taillon said...

Great sketches. What a wonderful trip!

Ann said...

What an amazing trip and your sketches are wonderful! I especially like the page of sea lions.

raena said...

Wow! Great pages! I would love to go there myself!

1artsychick said...

Oh how I envy you...what an amazing trip..and a wonderful way to document it.

Caatje said...

what an amazing experience you must have had and now a wonderful memory through your sketches. Great drawings!

Clare said...

Oh WoW!! What a terrific experience it must have been!! I imagine there was inspiration seeping out of every nook and crevice on that magical island. Congratulations on beautifully sketching your memories. I am a wee bit Jealous too. :)

nanke's stuff said...

Oh, I've always wanted to go there, and your wonderful sketches have whetted my appetite even more! Also, Love the tangled shoes!! nancy

Alex said...

Love these animals, you've drawn them so beautifully =) I wish that I could do the same someday

Cathy Holtom said...

What a wonderful place to visit, thank you for sharing your sketches!