Mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands 2/26/06—1/5/18

Fifteen scenic digital photos from a trip in 2006. These photos are also in my Mainland Ecuador and Galapagos photographic trip reports.

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Mountain of the Lonely Tree This photo shows a view from the San Jorge Eco-lodge looking east across the valley that contains Quito. The mountain is a dormant volcano. It was taken on Feb...
Mountain of the Lonely Tree
This photo shows a view from the San Jorge Eco-lodge looking east across the valley that contains Quito. The mountain is a dormant volcano. It was taken on Feb…
Mountain of the Lonely Tree This photo is a more zoomed in view of the mountain that better shows the lonely tree. I was told that the tree is a eucalyptus, a non-native species that is...
Mountain of the Lonely Tree
This photo is a more zoomed in view of the mountain that better shows the lonely tree. I was told that the tree is a eucalyptus, a non-native species that is…
Road to the Falls This photo shows the cloud forest habitat along the unpaved road that runs from Mindo, Ecuador to the Mindo-Nambillo Preserve. It was taken March 1, 2006.
Road to the Falls
This photo shows the cloud forest habitat along the unpaved road that runs from Mindo, Ecuador to the Mindo-Nambillo Preserve. It was taken March 1, 2006.
Waterfall at Mindo-Nambillo Preserve This photo was taken on March 1, 2006 while leaning out of a primitive cable car that crosses the gorge.
Waterfall at Mindo-Nambillo Preserve
This photo was taken on March 1, 2006 while leaning out of a primitive cable car that crosses the gorge.
Tree in the Mist This photo was taken at the Yanacocha Reserve near Quito on March 3, 2006 in highland rain forest habitat at an altitude of 12,000 feet.
Tree in the Mist
This photo was taken at the Yanacocha Reserve near Quito on March 3, 2006 in highland rain forest habitat at an altitude of 12,000 feet.
Tandayapa Valley The peaks in the background are extinct volcanos. Photo taken March 4, 2006.
Tandayapa Valley
The peaks in the background are extinct volcanos. Photo taken March 4, 2006.
Tandayapa Valley This is another view showing the unpaved road we came on. It's just a narrow ledge cut in the side of a cliff. It wasn't wide enough for two vehicles to pass...
Tandayapa Valley
This is another view showing the unpaved road we came on. It's just a narrow ledge cut in the side of a cliff. It wasn't wide enough for two vehicles to pass…
Sea Turtle Track Although this pattern in the sand looks like it could have been made by a vehicle with treads, it is actually a track made by a female sea turtle that was...
Sea Turtle Track
Although this pattern in the sand looks like it could have been made by a vehicle with treads, it is actually a track made by a female sea turtle that was…
Vegetation This photo shows the scrubby desert vegetation on Santa Cruz Island, the Galapagos on March 5, 2006.
Vegetation
This photo shows the scrubby desert vegetation on Santa Cruz Island, the Galapagos on March 5, 2006.
Cactus This photo shows a close-up of a tree cactus taken on Santa Cruz Island, the Galapagos on March 5, 2006. Although there were many spines, they were soft and...
Cactus
This photo shows a close-up of a tree cactus taken on Santa Cruz Island, the Galapagos on March 5, 2006. Although there were many spines, they were soft and…