Welcome to the Galapagos Conservation Trust’s Galapagos Photography Competition! Please read on to find out about this year’s categories!
We have six categories for you to enter this year. They are:
Up close and personal:
Illustrate the intricacy or beauty of a plant, or the character and personality of an animal in its Galapagos habitat. Judges will look for careful composition and the pin-sharp focus of close-up or macro photography.
Demonstrate a particular aspect of a Galapagos animal’s natural behaviour. Judges will look for unusual behaviours that are rarely seen, or a common behaviour depicted in an interesting and inspired way.
Highlight the natural beauty of the Galapagos landscape. With its volcanic highlands, sloping forests, rocky shores, cliffs, beaches, lagoons and lava flows, there are plenty of opportunities. Judges will be looking for a breath-taking, unusual or awe-inspiring shot.
Celebrate the diversity of Galapagos marine life. You can focus on the environment itself, or one of the hundreds of creatures that live in the seas around the Islands. Judges will look for stunning or unusual shots that showcase the wonders of the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
The human population is growing in Galapagos, and its wildlife is learning to adapt. Your original image could capture locals going about their everyday life, bold animals exploiting the urban habitat or an unexpected scene in an urban setting.
A powerful look at the threats that the unique species of Galapagos must overcome. Images can be challenging, inspiring or provocative but should illustrate either the issues themselves or the conservation work that is being done to stop them. Please note, that depending on the image, we may review whether we can show it publicly.