Thursday, October 3, 2013

Penguins from the Galapagos in Ecuador (Fernandina Island)

Galapagos - Ecuador

Isla Fernandina (Fernandina Island)
Pinguino (Italian)
Galapagos Penguin
Galapagos Pinguin (Filipeno)
Manchot des Galapagos (Galapagos Penguin in French)
Spheniscus mendiculos (Scientific name for Galapagos Penguin)

Photo: Jaime Dominguez Rodas - 1999

This postcard was postmarked, but the stamp is missing.

The sender writes:

Hi -
All going well.  We got upgraded to another boat - Galapagos Advent.  15 people - nice group 6 Germans 1 Brit, 2 Spanish, 3 Swedish boys and 4 Americans.  Food and accommodations good. This is our 4th day of 8 and have 44 birds!  Not many left for the last 4 days.  Snorkeling has been fun.  Also relaxing - Looking forward to the mainland.  Swam With The Penguins

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Fernandina Island (formerly known in English as Narborough Island, after John Narborough) is the third largest, and youngest, island of the Galápagos Islands.

The island is an active shield volcano that has been erupting since April 11, 2009.  It is the westernmost of the islands in the archipelago.

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