Posted by: danielfee | May 25, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 05-25-2012

The Blowhole – Espanola, Galapagos Islands

 The blowhole on the west side of Espanola is one of the obligatory photo stops in the Galapagos Islands. With all of the wildlife found on Espanola you should not overlook the beautiful scenery, but look out for the marine iguanas and the sea lions enjoying the spray created by the blowhole. Just to the south of the blowhole is an area known as the runway. It is called the runway because it is the take off point for the waved albatross. Because the albatross cannot take off from the ground, they need to get a running start and jump off the cliff to get airborne.

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