Sometimes it’s hard to put experiences into words. Galapagos put’s up this challenge. And it’s not about finding the “right” words, but to find words at all.
We are no biologists. Otherwise we would have cared more for the details. The differences Darwin discovered between some birds on the various islands. Tiny differences in their wings and bill.
We pay more attention to the broader scale…
How different wild animals react when being well protected. Not running, swimming or flying away. No fear. But rather curiosity. Unfortunately they can’t talk. Or at least we can’t understand them.
From their looks we read questions “What are you?”, “Why are you here?”. And sometimes even commands to “Play with me!”.
I jump into the water for snorkeling. Ice cold, thanks to the Humboldt stream.