COURTESY OF JOAN SURACE
July 30, 2009
Joan Surace of Longwood snapped this picture of a Nasca booby and her chick on one of the uninhabited islands in the Galapagos in November. After flying to the island of Baltra from Guayaquil, Ecuador, she took a yacht that could accommodate 16 voyagers through the Galapagos, where she spent five days hiking, snorkeling, swimming and sightseeing, ending up at the Darwin Research Center on Santa Cruz. The center, run by the Charles Darwin Foundation, offers a museum and library with information and exhibits on more than 1,000 species.