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Galápagos

8 Days Exploring the Beauty and History of the Galápagos Islands

May 12–20, 2024

Join us on this photographic adventure of a lifetime to one of the world’s premier wildlife and landscape destinations, the Galápagos Islands! These islands have been preserved well and offer a unique window into our evolutionary past. It is an ecosystem in which the animals are not afraid of humans—you will find yourself able to get closer portraits of extraordinary wildlife than you ever thought possible! Naturalists will explain the animal behaviors, while our two photography pros will instruct you on the best techniques for capturing memorable and meaningful imagery.

Our boat can go where the larger ships can’t, and we will set our own schedule. This means we can go ashore based on lighting conditions and wildlife sightings, ensuring that mealtimes are scheduled around our shoots, not during! We’ll walk in Charles Darwin’s footsteps and channel his experiences as he formulated his theory of natural selection during his time here in the 1830s.

Some of the wildlife to be photographed are the blue-footed booby birds, red-footed booby birds, masked booby birds, penguins, land iguanas, marine iguanas, lava lizards, sea lions, red-chested frigate birds, flamingos, finches, tropicbirds, lava gulls, and giant tortoises. If you like snorkeling, there is even more marine wildlife to photograph, such as sharks, rays, Galápagos penguins, and countless fish. Snorkel gear will always be available on our yacht!

We’ll maximize our shooting time with the best photo ops—getting up early for sweet light and chasing it to sunset. Each night, we’ll have the option for image reviews and instruction from the pros and interpretive talks by our naturalists. Or, sit back and enjoy a book from the library, watch the dolphins swim, relax in the jacuzzi, or gaze at the equatorial sky from the deck.

Non-photographer spouses, partners, and friends are welcome! This is a perfect workshop to bring them—as long as they love nature and the outdoors, they’ll have a blast!

Everything is all-inclusive, including gratuities, so you only have to worry about making great photographs! With a small group, a luxury yacht, and two experienced pro photographers leading, this trip is sure to fill up fast. Click the “Sign Me Up!” button, and we’ll see you in the Galápagos!

Location
Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Cost
Based on cabin choice
Dates
May 12, 2024 - May 20, 2024
Activity Level
Easy - You are able to walk two hours on smooth or rough trails and can get in and out of zodiacs onto beach, stepping into light surf.
Your Pros
Jeff Wendorff, Kevin Lisota
Group Size
Open for Registration
Limited to 14 Guests