Fernando Diez
Written by Fernando Diez Marketing Director at Quasar Expeditions

Updated: April 04, 2022
Published: May 11, 2014

Galapagos Blue-Footed Booby

Mother Boobies take care of their chicks right up to the point when their feet start turning to that beautiful aqua-blue.

Learn more here - Blue-footed Boobies.

Galapagos Blue-footed Boobies

Galapagos Frigatebird

Momma Frigatebird will take care of this little guy for up to four years until it grows its mature plumage and can venture out into the wild on its own.

Learn more here - Galapagos Frigatebirds.

Galapagos Frigatebird mom with hatchling

Galapagos giant tortoise

This little Galapagos Tortoise will live to celebrate Mother's Day over 150 times!

Learn more here - Galapagos Giant Tortoise.

Galapagos Giant Tortoise adult with babies

Galapagos marine iguana

Only a mother is patient enough to let their child stand on her head, so we figured this Marine Iguana had adopted this little Lava Lizard.

Learn more here - Galapagos Marine Iguanas and Galapagos Lava Lizards.

Lava Lizard atop a Marine Iguana in the Galapagos

Patagonia guanaco

Guanaco mothers are extremely protective of their young for the first year, which is when they are most vulnerable to predators.

Learn more here - Patagonia Guanacos.

Patagonia Guanaco adult and guanaquito

Patagonia puma

Mother and baby Pumas will live together for up to 3 years, during which she will teach them to hunt and survive on their own.

Learn more here - Patagonia Pumas.

Patagonian Puma mom and Cub

Upland goose

Upland Geese mothers are monogamous, meaning they will mate, live and care for offspring with only one male.

Learn more here - Upland Geese.

Upland goose family in Patagonia

Galapagos sea lion

Mother Sea Lions are such hard workers that they even need nurseries! Because they spend a lot of time at sea fishing, they need to leave their pups in small tidal lagoons (known as nurseries) that are free of predators.

Learn more here - Galapagos Sea Lions.

Galapagos sea lion pup laying on its mother

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Fernando Diez
By Fernando Diez
Marketing Director at Quasar Expeditions

Hi, I am Fernando and travel is my passion. This passion began with my first trip to the Galapagos Islands in 1986 and later became my work when I started working at Quasar Expeditions. Now the Marketing Director for Quasar and responsible for the creation of the Patagonia Project in Chile, my passion for travel continues to grow to new and exciting destinations in South America.