For the past month, I’ve been bouncing around the islands of Galapagos helping teach University of North Carolina students during their multimedia documentary class. Last year’s class produced a beautiful website, www.andamanrising.org, and this year’s students will undoubtedly have created an even more impressive site: www.livinggalapagos.org. (Note: the livinggalapagos.org site is scheduled to launch in mid-august)
So whenever I had a free moment, I took a few of my own photos along the way. Most impressive were the huge marine iguanas and the sea lions, which, btw, are quite stinky. I’d have to say the most fun was snorkeling with the giant sea turtles, sea lions and even sharks. The sea lions were so engaging and seemed to enjoy swimming with the humans as much as we were enjoying them.
I tried to pack light for the trip (much lighter than if I were on assignment). I took only one body, the 5D Mark II, and the 24-105 f/4, 70-200 f/2.8, 300 f/4 and 1/4 tele. I did shoot a little video along the way and hope to post it soon. But until then, enjoy a little slide show from the trip.