(December 7) South Plaza is a tiny flat island produced by lava that welled out of the sea without ever forming a proper volcano.
There is a small breeding colony of sea lions near the dock.
Sea lions rest in the shade of a prickly pear cactus while a land iguana tries to reach the leaves.
There are a lot of land iguanas here.
Swallow tail gulls nest on the cliffs on the other side of the island.
A marine iguana.
The rocky sea cliffs are a refuge for bachelor sea lions, young males who hope someday to be big and strong enough to seize a proper breeding ground for themselves.