North Seymour Island, also referred to as Seymour, is a small island to the North of Baltra. This island was formed years ago as a result of the uplift of a submarine lava formation. Because of the circumstances under which the island took shape, North Seymour consists of mostly flat, low lying terrain. The vegetation on North Seymour, like many of the other lava formed islands of the Subtropic, is mainly low and bushy. North Seymour’s signature feature is its enormous colony of Darwin’s magnificent frigate birds. In fact the population of frigates is larger here than anywhere else in the Galapagos chain. The frigates can be found nesting mostly on the southwest side of the island due to the prime nesting conditions. Many other birds can be encountered on North Seymour such as the Blue Footed Boobies, Swallow-tailed Gulls, pelicans, and Red-billed Tropic birds. Visitors to the island might also catch a glimpse of the amazing Galapagos snake. North Seymour’s coast is a bit more tumultuous than that of some of the other islands in the Galapagos. Despite this fact, many playful sea lions can be found sprawled on the beach along with marine iguanas, one of the most controversial of the Galapagos’ amazing creatures.