This year began with a remarkable assignment on board the National Geographic Endeavour in the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos are located about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. Being a National Geographic Photography Expert for National Geographic Expeditions is one of the highlights of my career as a photographer and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to travel to a variety of destinations with National Geographic and Lindblad. This was my first trip to the Galapagos and I was fortunate enough to visit all of the islands where people are allowed to go ashore to hike and observe the unique landscape and wildlife that this remarkable archipelago has to offer. Of course, the animals are the stars of the show, but these islands have a rich history, most famously tied to Charles Darwin and his theories of evolution. The trickiest part of this journey was trying to absorb the immense amount of information that the naturalists provided both in the field and on board the ship and at the same time, concentrate on making pictures. I’m just now beginning to edit some 20,000 images that I took during this 20 day adventure and have started to post some on my stock photography site here. I hope to add more images regularly to my stock photography site, but for now, here are a few of my favorite moments from the expedition. Thank you for visiting!
The National Geographic Endeavour, a ship that serves the Galapagos
A sandy beach at sunset with Galapagos sea lions on the island of San Cristobal
A newborn sea lion pup on a sandy beach on the island of San Cristobal
A colony of sea lions nap on a sandy beach on the island of Espanola
A solitary Galapagos sea lion on a sandy beach on the island of Espanola
Nazca Boobies nesting on Espanola Island in the Galapagos
A morning hike on Floreana Island, looking for wild flamingos
Marine Iguanas basking on the beach of Espanola Island
Santa Cruz Island, home to wild giant tortoises and the Charles Darwin Research Center
the fish market in Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos. Brujo, a sea lion, hangs out and waits for scraps from the fishmonger
El Trapiche, a small, family run farm, sells small batch, organic coffee. Here, they are roasting the coffee beans
While snorkeling at Champion Islet we encountered some very playful sea lions who seemed to enjoy posing for the camera!
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