Galapagos: Tintoreras

Tintoreras are a series of small islets very near the Isabela shore. These are the principal haul out spots for hundreds of marine iguanas. Marine iguanas are cold blooded so after feeding at sea in cold water they become sluggish and slow and have to get out on the rocks and literally defrost and get the blood going again. Tintoreras are also a sight of narrow volcanic channels where white-tip reef sharks sleep during the day.