The magnificent frigatebird soars above the waters of the Galapagos, terrifying fish everywhere it goes, stopping just long enough to puff out its chest to impress the opposite sex.
The frigatebird is notable for its tremendous size, ability to fly day and night for hundreds of miles at a time, the males' bright red throat sack that fills with air during mating season, and propensity for terrorizing other sea birds by attacking them and forcing them to drop their catch. These aerial pirates are spread throughout the Galapagos Islands, but their most impressive breeding site may be North Seymour Island, where they nest in low shrubland near the coast.
The island experience in the Galapagos is unlike what most people are used to, especially if they frequent destinations in the Caribbean or the Mediterranean. Yes, the beaches are stunning, and the setting is serene. You just want to be careful where you place your beach blanket, especially if the Beachmaster is around. You'll probably want to be wary of marine iguanas, crabs, and boobies, too.
Don't forget to pack your camera, and keep it handy everywhere you go. North Seymour is a tiny island, but it's one of the most scenic.