1. Masked Booby with newborn chick at Punta Suarez on Española (Hood) Island, Galápagos

     
  2. The biggest religious festival of the year in Quito is Good Friday’s Procesión de Jesus de Gran Poder, where hundreds of purple-robed, cone-hatted penitents amble through the streets of the Centro Histórico in a procession that both starts and ends at the Church of San Francisco.

    The Cucuruchos and Veronicas (as the robed men and women are called, respectively) are vastly out numbered by the hundreds of thousands of observers who line the streets, pack the plazas, and hang from balconies to watch the procession pass by and bear witness to the penitents’ devotion to their god. 

     
  3. Catholic penitents carry a large wooden cross through the streets of Quito’s Centro Historico during the Procesión de Jesus de Gran Poder on Good Friday.

     
  4. El Capitán

     
  5. Vallecas water fight, Madrid

     
  6. una estrelladita del mar

     
  7. This Cabezon has seen better days….

     
  8. Graceful Decorator Crab

     
  9. Spiny Pink Scallop

     
  10. The Moon at Magic Hour