Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Beauty of Galapagos

One of the tips that wildlife photographers often give is to get low with the camera and shoot the subject from eye level.  I think that was good advice for this iguana photo.
This is typical of the terrain of the Galapagos.  We took trips on zodiacs from our ship to view the wildlife on the rocks along the shoreline, and we were in the water snorkeling every day but one.
We are from Arizona, so one thing we know how to do is to take photographs of cactus silhouetted against the late afternoon sky.
The Galapagos penguins are the smallest and rarest penguins in the world.  The Humbolt current brought them north along the coast of South American, and then all the way out to the Galapagos.  It was a treat to see penguins as far north as the Equator.
We explored coves looking for wildlife.  We later went snorkeling here and saw sea lions, penguins, and even a few sharks.


Judy said...

Fantastic shot of the iguana! The water in that last picture is gorgeous.

Memphis MOJO said...

Nice series.

glenda said...

Eye to eye with that iguana would be too close for me, but you got a great shot. Interesting about the little penguins .

Hilda said...

The photo of the iguana is magnificent!

That last shot of the clear water is just calling out to me.

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