Sunday, March 18, 2012

Flights Booked!!!! (AND Learning Grammar!)

So, exactly two months from today, I will be departing for Ecuador on the biology research trip.  My research project is already planned, products required purchased, and thesis written.  The data gathering will require a GPS, photography, video, and other chemically related materials (I'm keeping it a secret!!)

The pictures should be astounding and to remind you of what I hope to see myself:

Before the rest of my "peers" show up, I'm going whale watching off the coast - seriously, can it be more cool than this?!?!?

Of course it can!  I could end up taking pictures like this (sans my thumb) once in the island chain itself:

By the way, these birds lay two eggs with the first egg hatching a week early.  If the first egg, and subsequent birth, is somehow deformed or genetically wrong, the second bird will hatch, and kill the first.  If the first is normal, when hatching the 2nd hatchling will be killed by the first.  Siblicide.  I hope I don't see that first hand!

Last: these birds need a better makeup artist!  Reminds me of something from the Drew Carey Show!

Overall, I can't wait to go.  Already started buying the materials I need (Keen shoes, etc).

ALL PICTURES ARE COURTESY OF THIS WEBSITE (and owned by them - I'll hopefully have my own in about 3 months!!)  Picture Owner = Galapagos

1 comment:

Solitary Diner (Also Known as The Frugalish Physician) said...

So exciting! Can't wait to hear your stories and see your pictures.