Join us on this photographic adventure of a lifetime, to one of the world's premier wildlife and landscape destinations, The Galapagos Islands. These islands have been preserved so well that they offer a unique window into the past, resulting in an ecosystem in which it will be as if you are invisible to the wildlife. You will find yourself in amazing close proximity to the wildlife! Naturalists will explain the animal behaviors while our two photography pros instruct you on the best techniques used for capturing memorable and meaningful imagery.
We will have eight days and seven nights aboard our own private and exclusive yacht, the 14-passenger Petrel. We will have a naturalist guide with us in addition to our two pro photographers and leaders, David Rosenthal and Lisa LaPointe. We will have access to areas that the big boats can't get to and, most importantly (as long as we follow the rules of the Galapagos National Park), we have the ability to go ashore on our own schedule, so we won't miss the best light and sightings. With photography as our priority, we will make sure that mealtimes are scheduled around our shoots, not during. We will walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin who visited here in the 1830's on the HMS Beagle, and we will try to channel his experiences as he formulated his theory of natural selection.
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, tropic birds, lava gulls and giant tortoises. If you like snorkelling, then there is even more marine wildlife to photograph, such as sharks, rays, Galapagos penguins and countless fish. Snorkel gear will always be available on our yacht!
We will maximize our shooting time with the best photo ops – getting up early for sweet light and chasing it to sunset. Each night we will have the option for critique 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 with you, as long as they love nature and the outdoors, they'll have a blast!
Everything is all-inclusive so you don't have to worry about anything but taking and making great photographs. With a small group, a brand-new luxury yacht and two amazing pro photographers leading, this trip is sure to fill up fast, so click the button and we will see you in The Galapagos!