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March 9th, 2015

Galápagos Islands

Posted By Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) The Galápagos Islands are famous for their incredible diversity of species found no where else. These volcanic islands six hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador host abundant animal and plant life. In 1835, Charles Darwin spent over a month in the Galápagos during the 5-year voyage of the HMS Beagle, and his observations and …
November 27th, 2012

The Archipelago of Hope

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Sally Lightfoot Crabs (Grapsus grapsus) In surf, Galapagos Island
I first visited the Galapagos Islands nearly thirty years ago. It was a revelation. Instead of fleeing in terror at the sight of me (like most wildlife around the world) the animals of the Galapagos did something extraordinary: they ignored me. For a wildlife photographer like myself, being invisible is the greatest gift of all, …
April 2nd, 2012

Reptile Dysfunction…

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Galapagos Land Iguana (Conolophus subcristatus)
OK, OK, I just liked the title for this post. But it gives me a chance to talk, again, about my firm belief that almost all wildlife images are improved by getting down and dirty. Yes, I mean dropping down to the animal’s eye level – no matter what sort of filth you may have …