Galapagos is one of the most sought after destinations for wildlife photographers. Its iconic wildlife has evolved in isolation from humans and as a result shows little fear of our presence. This makes the species there a dream subject for photographers. Our annual photography competition is testament to this, with incredible entries by photographers from all over the world.
GCT is excited to announce that one of last year’s photo competition judges, Tui De Roy, alongside fellow professional photographer, Suzi Eszterhas, will be running a unique photography tour to the Islands from 16-31 August 2019. By booking on this tour, not only will you benefit from the expertise of Tui and Suzi, but if you reference Galapagos Conservation Trust, a generous $500 donation will be made towards the conservation of the Islands.
More about the tour
- It will last a full two weeks, as opposed to just the single week offered in most packages.
- You will arrive onshore earlier in the day than other tours and will stay later – making the most of peak wildlife activity times.
- There will be twice as many naturalist guides and you will be in groups of just eight people as opposed to the usual 16.
- This season will provide ample opportunities to photograph many species and their young.
- This time of year also offers perfect overcast skies that minimise the pitfalls of photography under often harsh equatorial sunlight.
Details about the organisers
Suzi Eszterhas will share her expertise in documenting the special bond between mother and offspring of all species. She will bring to life a whole new facet in photographing Galapagos, a place so often depicted through the cool, scientific lens rather than the warmth of natural family emotions.
Tui De Roy will share her 50 years of experience documenting these magic Islands, bringing to life daily details of behaviour, lighting, composition and more, which are so easily missed during shorter, fast-paced tours. Tui will also share her vast island background in daily slideshows ranging from what it was like to grow up as a pioneer child on these shores, to the spectacular functioning of their active volcanoes, and much more.
If you’ve already been to Galapagos, why not enter our photo competition?