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Pictures from crabs and sea lions in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

Sally Lightfoot Crab in the Galápagos Islands
Sally Lightfoot Crab (Grapsus grapsus) in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

The Sally Lightfoot crab, more commonly known as "red rock crab", is found mainly along the western coast of the Americas, including in the Galápagos Islands. It is famous for its quick mobility. It feeds on algae, dead fish, dead birds, and dead seals.

The Sally Lightfoot Crab is is an edible species


Sea lions in the Galápagos Islands
Beach of Espanola island with sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki), in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

Galápagos sea lions are one of the most numerous marine mammals on the Galapagos Islands.Sea lions live in large colonies.They are often spotted sun-bathing on sandy shores. They feed mainly on fish, squid, octopus and crustaceans.They are fairly social and totally fearless of human beings.

Española Island, also known as Hood Island, is one of the main islands of the Galápagos archipelago. It is located in the extreme southeast of the archipelago. Due to its remote location, Española has a large number of endemic species.


 

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find here more pictures of the wildlife photographer marie-france grenouillet, including amazing pictures from the fauna (mammals, birds, reptiles, underwater life) and landscape in the galapagos islands and many other tourist destinations.

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Ecuador - Galápagos > Pictures and travelogues > Galapagos Green Sea Turtle and Fur Seal
Ecuador - Galápagos > Pictures and travelogues > Birds in the Galápagos Islands

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