Galapagos

 

In his book Land Marks and Sea Wings John writes about his trip to the Galapagos.  "The wildlife is amazingly unafraid of humans. It is still possible to imagine the feelings of the first explorers at the strangeness of marine iguanas and giant tortoises, and of the plants and animals and even penguins, existing at the edges of these barren, volcanic islands on the equator...

...The insights of zoologists, especially those of my friend Bryan Nelson, have helped me to understand the creatures I draw. Regard for science does not exclude a spiritual dimension - while I was there, words written by St John on another remote island 2000 years ago came strongly to mind: 'All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men'" (John 1:3,4) 

Blue-footed Boobies displaying
Blue-footed Boobies displaying
Swallow-tailed Gulls  1999
Swallow-tailed Gulls 1999
Sea Lions and Mockingbird   1999
Sea Lions and Mockingbird 1999
Studies of Land Iguanas
Studies of Land Iguanas
Sealion on rocks 1999
Sealion on rocks 1999
Magnificent Frigate Birds, Giant Tortoise and moorhens I  1999
Magnificent Frigate Birds, Giant Tortoise and moorhens I 1999
Marine Iguanas sunbathing 1999
Marine Iguanas sunbathing 1999
Bartolome Island, Evening light 1999
Bartolome Island, Evening light 1999
Red-footed Boobies, Aldabra
Red-footed Boobies, Aldabra
Blue-footed Boobies diving for fish 1  1999
Blue-footed Boobies diving for fish 1 1999