Blue-footed booby.

As I recall, the trip was in the early spring of 2007.  We  traveled to Ecuador to explore the Galapagos Islands and then to Peru to see Machu Picchu.

This is the Galapagos page.

 

We arrived in Quito, Ecuador, the capital city.  After a short stay we flew to Galapagos for a week of sailing to its various islands. They are famous for their vast number of endemic species.  Charles Darwin studied the islands  in 1831-1836.  This led to his making a scientific argument for the theory of evolution by means of natural selection. 

 Machu Picchu  is next.  click to view.