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Post  Laikipia on Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:19 pm

I've finally done a bit of a slideshow, it's a work in progress again but it shows some of the wonderful wildlife and beautiful scenery of Galapagos. Very Happy

It is 5 mins 30 so relax and enjoy.



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Post  whitestarling on Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:21 pm

Took your advice Lai turned the TV off poured myself a can of you know what http://www.picgifs.c sat back, and really enjoyed that. Brilliant such a varied collection of wildlife, and a lot of it specific only to the Galapagos. To many to pick out individual shots, but I loved the Seals, and that shot of the slabs of stones that looked like crazy paving. What was the Raptor you got a photo of ?. Like the music, Remember what you see, very appt.
Thanks for taking the time to do it, and share it with us.
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Post  Laikipia on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:29 am

Thanks WS, I'm glad you enjoyed it and picked up on my choice of music, I felt it was apt although not from Ecuador!

I so agree about the crazy paving, it was amazing and so beautifully smooth, I just had to get a shot of something that is completely natural.

The raptor is the only one they have and it's a Galapagos Hawk, I only saw it once so it was a lucky shot.

This species is listed as Vulnerable because it has a small population. Trends are not clear, but are assumed to be stable. If threats, notably persecution, were shown to be causing a decline, this species would warrant uplisting to Endangered.

Oh and I learned something too, as did quite a lot of us (including Jonathan) the difference between sealions and seals. We only saw sealions but all thought we were seeing seals.


SEA LIONS:• Earflaps
• Long hairless foreflippers
• Hindflippers rotate underneath to allow them to walk on land
• Swim underwater using foreflippers like wings of a bird
• Long smooth whiskers or vibrissae

SEALS:• Earholes
• Short, hairy foreflippers & long claws
• Move on land by wiggling on belly & keep hindflippers straight out
• Swim by steering with foreflippers and powering with hindflipers
• Whiskers are crimped or beaded

Anyway, I know how we all love learning news facts so I thought I would share that cheers

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Post  whitestarling on Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:36 am

Thanks Lai for the name of the Galapagos Hawk, and the Seals, and Sealions. The day we stop learning, is the day we stop living, in my mind
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Post  Laikipia on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:21 am

I Agree WS - and I love learning bits and pieces every day Very Happy

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Post  Safariman on Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:39 pm

Lovely selection of pics Lai, lots of different birds. I must confess that I know very little about Pacific birds particularly seabirds did you have a relevant bird book. I can remember seeing sealions on visits to the circus and zoo when I was very small but I doubt if I could tell the difference between seals and sealions, thanks for the info. you never know it might come in useful sometime!!

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Post  Laikipia on Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:08 pm

Thanks Safariman, I bought a small guide on the boat which covered marine, bird and land creatures for Galapagos, not many so a small handy guide, thankfully!

You never know indeed Safariman, as you know I am Africa mad and have to have an annual fix but it was wonderful to visit and explore a new and different place Very Happy

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Post  littlewid on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:17 pm

Well thats just given me a little bit of magic, just loved that Lai. So many beautiful photo's and so brilliantly put together, the music was just right wasn't it, in fact that was 5+ mins of pure delight. Hard to pick any favourites there, I was mesmorised by them all Very Happy
Needless to say Tiga watched that with me, as you know he loves music on the pc and loves it when the pictures change, so a good thumbs up from us both

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Post  Laikipia on Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:55 am

Group Hug Thanks Littlewid. I enjoy sharing my photos and find a slideshow, albeit a bit longer than my normal ones, is a good way of giving a feel of the place and the wildlife.

I am delighted Tiga was also enjoying it Very Happy

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Post  littlewid on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:05 pm

I love slide shows too Lai as they bring the photo's to life and you do have a sense of being there and I dont mind how long they are Very Happy

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Post  Laikipia on Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:55 am

Thanks Littlewid. On to the next ............. ooooooh I haven't been to Shetland yet Very Happy

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Post  Doogs on Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:54 pm

Aaaah excellent, you've done another slideshow Lai, you're getting good at these Wink

Will watch it at home later when I've got peace and quiet to concentrate and enjoy it cheers
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Post  Doogs on Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:58 am

WOW Lai, it is definitely safe to say you have mastered the art of this slide show malarkey Wink

What a fantastic selection of photos. Lots of birds (a number I didn't know what they were but I'm not very good with birds) which were stunning, a number of brilliant shots of the seals - there was a stunning one close up later on that I liked, a Pelican who looked like he was doing 'The Time Warp' Laughing , a tortoise that looked like he was smiling, those lovely coloured crabs that I like, some great captures of various birds in flight (not easy to do) and lots lots more - really enjoyed looking at that Lai, will definitely watch it again Very Happy Cool

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Post  Laikipia on Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:55 am

Thanks Doogs, your comments are much appreciated. I did get quite carried away with birds in flights as it's something I really struggle with!

I meant to list everything on the slideshow after the link but forgot - Galapagos has a limited amount of wildlife so it is relatively easy once you know what is what unlike Africa Laughing

I'll go through it later and add a list.

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Post  gregrowlerson on Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:59 pm

Oh me oh my! Must catch up on this thread and view slideshow in next couple of days.

Loving your new avatar Lai. Very cute Very Happy

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Post  Laikipia on Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:17 pm

Thanks GR. Very appropriate avatar as I am an avid supporter of badgers and our government has decided to cull them Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil

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Post  gregrowlerson on Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:56 am

What is the reason for the badger cull? Do they produce negative outcomes for the environment and other species? Or are there just considered too many of them?

If it's the latter than we need to get more Prin* people in society with their "not many" Laughing
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Post  gregrowlerson on Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:19 am

At this rate of speed of my internet connection, if I do a WS and http://www.picgifs.c whilst viewing this slideshow I could get rather drunken , as it might all be more like 5 hours 30 minutes affraid Laughing

But a first observation: That catctus thingy at 17 seconds. Check it out y'all. It's soooo cool. It's like a real animal or something. Because it's got the eyes, a kinda nose, sort of two sets of ears, and if you look to the extreme right of the image you will see four fingers!
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Post  gregrowlerson on Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:35 am

"The day we stop learning, is the day we stop living, in my mind" - WS

A classic quote for the ages.

0:52 Like the yawning seal!
1:40 I forget what this was now Laughing Oh well, it was something interesting
2:54 If you look at this flamengo weirdly it can appear to be a human foot!
3:19 That pelican has some crazy dance moves!

Some of the crab pics are great too, plus the big reptiles

Thanks for taking the time to put all of this together Lai.
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Post  gregrowlerson on Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:58 am

4:30 - quite a cutey I love you
4:38 - nice tongue
5:05 - obviously far too big a night drunken Laughing

The music was nice Lai, and thought the songs chant of "Remember what you see" being very apt.

By the way Mrs Kipia, for such an astute animal observer you have disappointed me greatly No For it is rather easy to spot the difference between a seal and a sea lion.

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Post  Laikipia on Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:07 am

http://i70.servimg.c http://www.picgifs.c GR thanks for kind comments and humour and observations.

As Doogs mentioned the pelican looks like it is doing the Time Warp (from the Rocky Horror Show and way before your time).

It sounds like your broadband is even worse than mine, but well done for perservering! I thought the cactus was funny too.

We've a whole section on the badger cull GR so I won't answer that here.
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