We were expected at breakfast at just 6am in order to see the animals during their active time on Seymour Island. The island itself was quite barren, dark brown sand and quite bare trees. All the better for spotting the animals though! Right from when we first disembarked on the island we could see bright crabs and little black crabs on the rocks. Gulls were also building nests in the rocks - no need to hide without predators. A few steps further a sea lion was sunbathing and swatting away the flies. On our hour walk around the island we saw lots of frigate birds - the massive black birds with up to 2.5m wingspan. The single male frigates were puffing out their red chest (takes 20mins to inflate) to attract the females who are on the lookout for the brightest colour. There were other frigate birds who were nesting - we saw an egg under one as they shifted, a tiny chick under another (in the picture) and many fluffy juvenile birds who could not yet fly. On the walk we also spotted a few cheeky lava lizards showing off their chest and also saw around 10 huge land iguanas sunning themselves - one just a meter from the path, none of which moved as we came closer. We saw lots of the blue foot boobies, again calling out to the females with a low whistle. The female bird expresses interest with a honking noise and the male bird shows off by flapping each foot in their own sort of dance. We also saw a blue foot boobie nesting an egg, it quite happily hopped off the egg to rearrange right in front of us. We came across a juvenile boobie as well, too young to be able to fly - it sat right in the middle of the path and made no effort to move as we came closer. On the walk back we saw a few more sea lions (2 of them cuddled up together) and lots more frigate birds.