Journal Jottings and Photographs
by Jennie Thomas and David Young
About the Book
Welcome to our journey to Galápagos, a unique archipelago of islands on the equator, in the Pacific Ocean, one thousand kilometres west of the coast of Ecuador. This is one of the most important natural history sites in the world, a laboratory of evolution. In this book we share jottings and photos of our exploration of many of the islands with added information about each island and the birds, animals and plants that make those islands their home. Galápagos is a place where the wildlife shows no fear of their human visitors, thanks to the strict rules that visitors must abide by. It’s a place that helps to put into context Charles Darwin's groundbreaking work on the 'Theory of Evolution", a theory that becomes real before your very eyes. It's a place that leaves you in awe of nature; that stirs your very soul; it's a place that, once visited, is never forgotten. So why not join us for the journey.
Features & Details
- Category Travel
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Mar 10, 2014
- Language English
- Tags Jennie Thomas, Jennie Thomas and David Young, Galapagos Journey Jottings, animal adaptation, Frigata minor, Great Frigatebirds, Tiquilia nesiotica, Spheniscus mendiculus, Galápagos Penguin, Lava Heron, Butorides sundevalli, Galápagos Heron, Ardea herodias, Great Blue Heron, Brachycereus nesioticus, Mollugo Lava Cactus, black basaltic “pahoehoe”, Scandinavian sailing ship, rope lava, Butorides striatus, Striated Lava Herons, Buteo galapagoensis, Galápagos Hawk, (Jasminocereus thouarsii var. delicatus, Candelabra Cacti, Fregata magnificens, Magnificent Frigate, Cryptocarpus pyriformis, Salt Bush, Creagrus furcatus, Swallow-tailed Gull, evolutionary process, Iguana iguana, Portulaca howellii, Galápagos Purslane, Conolophus subcristatus, Sesuvium portulacastrum, Sea Purslane, Pelecanus occidentalis ssp. urinator, Brown Pelican, Larus fuliginosus, Lava Gull, Giant Tortoise Breeding Progams, Geochelone elephantopus, Giant Galápagos Tortoises, Conolophus pallidus, Giant Cactus, Opuntia echios barringtonensis, Zenaida galapagoensis, Galápagos Dove, Margret Wittmer, Dr Freidrich Ritter, Post Office Bay, Phoenicopterus ruber, Greater Flamingo, Nyctanassa violacea, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, palo santo, Incense trees, Bursera graveolens, Haematopus palliatus, American Oystercatcher, Tropidurus spp., Española Lava Lizards, Grapsus grapsus, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, Puncture Weed, Tribulus cistoides, Waved Albatross, Diomedea irrorata, Croton scouleri, Ipomoea alba, Cordia lutea, Thread-leafed Chaff Flower, Alternanthera filifolia, Lantana peduncularis, Physalis sp., breeding cycles, Masked Booby, Sula granti, Nazca Boobies, Sula nebouxii, Blue-footed Boobies, Amblyrhyncus cristatus, Galápagos Marine Iguanas, eared seals, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Galápagos Sea Lions, Nazca Plate, San Christóbal, Sombrero Chino, North Seymour, South Plaza, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Santa Fé, Gardner Bay, Charles Darwin, Theory of Evolution, natural history, Galápagos Islands, Charles Darwin Research Station, Galápagos National Park Service, panga, snorkelling, whalers, Scalesia, thigmotactic, pinnipeds, Athala, volcanoes, Fernandina, Isabela, Genovesa, Bartolomé, Santiago, Rábida, Floreana, Española, Ecuador, Galápagos
My partner and fellow photographer, David Young, and I live in Canberra, Australia. We have been exploring the world for many years, often to places off the beaten track. We enjoy meeting people, learning about different cultures, experiencing new environments and capturing the essence of people and places through our photography and videography. On our travels, we also enjoy discovering our family history, filming gardens and seeking out wildflowers. David is a horticulturist and has been a radio broadcaster and television presenter. I've spent a lifetime in education and enjoy my voluntary mentoring role with university students and researchers.