|Our walk goes through the Opuntia forest, straight up to the beach|
|2.5 km. trail through the Opuntia forest|
The Galapagos giant cactus is the only species of Opuntia cactus in the world that grows like a tree. It is able to hold large amounts of water and grows directly on the volcanic rock. The Opuntia forest is the habitat of the Cactus Finch. It pollinates its flowers, feeding on the nectar and fruits, and uses the cactus as a protection to build its nest.
|Entrance to the beach|
|Iguana tracks in the sand|
Marine iguanas are black, as opposed to the land iguanas, which are yellow/green. This allows them to blend in with the lava formations and in the water.
Here is a video of an iguana, walking along the beach:
Here is a video of how pretty the beach and waves are:
|Marine Iguana nesting site|
|Yes, that's a real pelican on the pelican sign!|
|Kayak-ers learning to kayak|
|And there they go!|
|Sea Lion among the Mangrove Trees|