Many of you know I had to give up diving. Life, while diminished, hasn't ended. I will mark my 75th birthday here at the equator, visiting the Galapagos. While snorkeling, a 5 meter manta ray passed beneath me. Plankton obscured the visibility and I was forced to shoot down, but I got a picture to show I was there.
I had better conditions when I saw these three sea turtles swimming away.
While snorkeling, we also saw sharks, penguins, flightless cormorants, sea lions, marine iguanas, and a mix of the normal tropical reef fish. The bottom is primarily bare lava - no coral.
Above the surface we have tortoises, land iguanas, and many birds. I'll leave you with this shot of a blue footed booby, because it is so much fun to say.
Happy to be alive.