Galapagos Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), flying A Galapagos Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is skimming at the edge of the surf on Playa Brava. How can they fly so close to the water without getting their wings wet?

From Playa Brava to Turtle Bay you can walk the length of the beach in the sand (the long scenic route), or take a short cut across the ridge (if you want to rent a kayak to paddle in the quiet bay waters). See the map a couple of photos back. Santa Cruz.

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