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Galapagos Photography Adventure

Post 3 – Life around the islands

We are always on the lookout for those magical moments – the beauty of courtship, cute babies, interesting partnerships, artistic angles, birds flying by, dolphins jumping…  There is no end to the photographic opportunities on and around the islands.  We work to determine the best way to photograph all of it.  Is depth of field important? How does the background play?  Is a fast shutter speed important to stop the action?  These are all important considerations for each photo.

Sunset on the Samba © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Sunset on the Samba
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Nazca boobies courting © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Nazca boobies courting
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Baby boobie © 2014 Bob Harvey

Baby booby
© 2014 Bob Harvey

 

Sally lightfoot crab resting on a marine iguana. © 2014 Bob Harvey

Sally lightfoot crab resting on a marine iguana.
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Red-billed Tropicbird © 2014 Bob Harvey

Red-billed Tropicbird
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Abstract, frigate bird © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Abstract, frigate bird
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Flightless cormorant © 2014 Bob Harvey

Flightless cormorant
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Sea lion pup © 2014 Bob Harvey

Sea lion pup
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Marine iguana and lava lizard © 2014 Bob Harvey

Marine iguana and lava lizard
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Dolfins appear off the Samba and we spend fun moments "catching" the jumps. © 2014 Bob Harvey

Dolphins appear off the Samba and we spend fun moments “catching” the jumps.
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Flightless cormorant on lava, backlit with first sunlight. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Flightless cormorant on lava, backlit with first sunlight.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Fur seal yawning © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Fur seal yawning
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Sea turtle swimming up to the shore. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Sea turtle swimming up to the shore.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

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Galapagos Photography Adventure

Post 1 – Galapagos Islands Special Wildlife Encounters

With every landing, every boat outing, every snorkel… surprises await us.  At any moment, we can get a glimpse of something flying by or swimming by.  And then there are the special actions and expressions that we don’t want to miss.  It is important to be ready to capture those moments.

Flamingos in a pool hidden in a lava field. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Flamingos in a pool hidden in a lava field.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Using his inflated red pouch, a male frigatebird flies above females trying to get their attention.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Waved albatross, just reunited and performing the courtship dance. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Waved albatross, just reunited and performing the courtship dance.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

A sea turtle approaches during a snorkel, very exciting. © 2014 Bob Harvey

A sea turtle approaches during a snorkel, very exciting.
© 2014 Bob Harvey

A sea turtle swims toward my kayak. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

A sea turtle swims toward my kayak.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Sea turtle swimming by. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Sea turtle comes up for air.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Sea turtle goes swimming by in the shallows. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Sea turtle goes swimming by in the shallows.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Marine iguana  © 2014 Bob Harvey

Marine iguana
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Giant tortoises © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Giant tortoises
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Tortoise in a pond © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Tortoise in a pond
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Tortoise taking a mud bath. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Tortoise taking a mud bath.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

The light is low and golden, great time for capturing wildlife. It takes careful positioning of our zodiac to get us in just the right place for dramatic light and a good background.

Galapagos penguin © 2014 Bob Harvey

Galapagos penguin
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Blue footed booby © 2014 Bob Harvey

Blue footed booby
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Looking into the water for a catch! © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Looking into the water for a catch!
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

I will be posting more of our favorites from the 2014 Galapagos Adventure over the next few weeks.  If you would like to join us on our next departure, April of 2016, contact me at diane@naturephotographyadventures.com for more information.  Space is limited!

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