At San Cristobal & Floreana Islands I was able to capture some wonderful shots of the local bird life, and the Galapagos sea lions were all too willing to show off for the camera. I purchased a generic light weight camera housing along the way to ensure I could get these under water shots, although I was admittedly a little weary of putting my new Canon 1DX into the water in a setup that I hadn’t tested before and trust it would not leak, but no guts no glory! The payoff made the risky endeavor worth while as the sea lions gave us quite a show. I also managed to capture schools of fish as well as some boobies looking for a meal.
I couldn’t be happier with what we were able to find on this trip. The local wildlife has been an incredible host for our group.
I had a great week second week of shooting in the Galápagos. We were able to visit some new locations, and highlights included land iguanas, nesting blue-footed boobies, and colonies of frigate birds. As many people know, I’m particularly drawn towards owls, and on this trip we were able to photograph portraits of the rare Galapagos Short-eared owl. Here on the islands, like all of the other species, the Short-eared owls have evolved into bird eaters primarily feeding on the tiny Storm petrels. Galápagos Sea lions stole the show both above and below the water.
Monday is the deadline for the first Instagram contest! We’ve had a ton of amazing entries so far.
A few spaces still remain for my Photography As Art seminar in Houston, Texas. Among the topics we will discuss is color. Show me your best photo that captures the stunning colors of the world around you! Think about color schemes, contrast, and composition – but most importantly have fun!
“Photography as Art” is a groundbreaking new seminar created for individuals who want to spark their imagination and discover how to make artistic statements through photography. The all-day seminar encourages creative professionals to see and make art in exciting new ways. With art history as a reference point, participants explore avenues to maintain inspiration, foster their own personal style, and distinguish their photography from others.
Thus far on our trip the marine iguanas have managed to steal the show, but never so much as our trip to Fernandina Island, where their masses carpeted the coastline. Some of my favorite shots so far come from these groupings, photographed from a low angle with the landscape in the background. I also managed to juxtapose some of the smaller iconic species of the Galápagos, namely lava lizards and Sally Lightfoot crabs, crawling over the lethargic marine iguanas.
There were Amazing bird sightings during our time at Santiago and Rabida Islands, including a Vermillion flycatcher and Galapagos hawk. We were also visited by curious Galapagos Penguins and Sea lions. While on board the ship eating lunch, storm petrels danced and fed along the ocean surface with moth like movements.
I’ve returned to shoot the Galapagos this week and I’m excited to bring you some new photos from the field. Today is a selection from Black Turtle Cove, in the northern part of the island of Santa Cruz. This location is only accessible by water and contains an incredible amount of wildlife both on land and in the sea. So far this trip has provided better opportunities than expected, and the weather has been fantastic! I will be adding new images from around this amazing place in the days to come.
Introducing the Art Wolfe #PhotographyAsArt Instagram contest! This will be the first of a series contests that will highlight the many elements of design integral to crafting compelling images.
On May 23rd I will be presenting my Photography As Art seminar in Houston, Texas. Among the topics we will discuss is color. Show me your best photo that captures the stunning colors of the world around you! Think about color schemes, contrast, and composition – but most importantly have fun!
A lone Flamingo considers its own reflection in the expanse in the Eduardo Abaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve in the southwestern Andean mountains of Bolivia. This photo was captured on my most recent trip to South America.
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