Category : Galapagos Islands

Oystercatchers, Galapagos Islands

The American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) is a common species found throughout the coastal areas of both the Americas. Here the endemic subspecies galapagensis, with a population around 200 pairs, is confined to rocky shores, sandy beaches, and coastal lagoons.

Pelican silhouette, Galapagos Islands

In order for a silhouette to be effective, the subject needs to have a readily identifiable shape, the pelican is quite distinctive.