Galapagos Photography Tour 2022 -Tour did SELL OUT-
About the 2022 tour (dates were April 9-18, 2022)
Once again, my semi-annual photo tour to the incomparable Galapagos Islands moves to the VERY top of my all-time-favorite trips. My words on this page seem like a feeble attempt when tasked with describing those 8 perfect days we spent onboard the yacht "Angelito". Those days, spent with all those amazing people, amongst all those incredible sights were so much more than a mere 'photo tour'. It was a total experience. It was a complete immersion of mind, body and soul that I will savor for a very long time.
I'd like to thank the 14 of you who joined me that week and offer here an extra special thank you for sticking with me for what amounted to two years of postponements due to Covid. I for one think the wait was worth it!
"What was your favorite part"?, someone recently asked me. My answer is: the moment I stepped aboard the boat on April 10th, and my least favorite part was the moment we all had to say goodbye.
A typical day on the tour saw us watching the colorful glow of an orange sunrise from the upper deck of the yacht as new islands greeted us while we motored into a sheltered bay. We'd then eat a delicious breakfast followed by a land visit where any number of completely fearless birds, reptiles, and marine mammals offered endless poses for our cameras. Back on board and with a delightful snack in our bellies, we'd then go off to snorkel with penguins, sea lions, reef fish, friendly sharks or sea turtles. A mid-day meal gave us more energy for another island visit where our incomparable naturalist/guide - 'Maja' recounted the natural history of wildlife or plants we were witnessing. The setting sun kissed our group good night each evening as we cruised back to the yacht by dinghy and then settled down for another wonderful dinner. During the night we'd motor to another island full of wonders. As the sun rose, we'd do it all again but in a different place with new and different subjects for our cameras.
Needless to say thousands upon thousands of images were taken. I offer here a very small sample of the photographs and videos I was able to capture during our week in the Galapagos. I wish to thank the yacht crew and our guide as well as the great group of participants that were with me during this amazing trip.
I plan on offering another tour to the Galapagos in April of 2024. It’s never too early to reserve a space. With a quality trip like this a sell out will happen quickly.
All wildlife images taken with a Sony AII camera and a Sony 200-600mm lens. All scenic images taken with a Sony a6600 camera and a Tamron 28-200mm lens. All underwater images and video taken with a GoPro Hero 7 camera.