to the Galapagos – a place that helped Darwin come to the conclusion
that the environment shapes the creatures that live there, sometimes
causing them to evolve into new species.
Salcedo is a creature of the Galapagos. He was born on the islands and
learned as much on his father’s boat exploring the islands as he did in
school. He learned the ways of the animals and the differences among
the islands from personal experience. He learned to walk and swim among
the animals without disturbing them. His formative years on the
Galapagos archipelago shaped him much differently than if he’d grown up
on the mainland or in North America.
As a young
man, he went to the mainland and to Los Angeles to complete his
education. He comes back to the Galapagos with a degree in Applied
Ecology and minors in Biology and Geology. He studied sailing and
navigation and came home certified as a Skipper. His time on the
mainland and abroad refined his abilities as a communicator.
back to the Galapagos with a unique set of education, life experiences,
and skills that make him one of the best natural history guides we have
encountered. He has a gifted manner of helping people see beyond the
creatures around them to the forces of nature and the circumstances of
time that have shaped what they are looking at.