Wildlife & photography tour to the most unique destination on earth.
Galapagos Islands Photography & Wildlife Trip – October 2019
The Galapagos is known worldwide as the ultimate destination for wildlife lovers, above and below the water. These volcanic islands are located in the Pacific Ocean and are known for their huge numbers of endemic & unique species, from Galapagos penguins (only penguin species found north of the equator) to marine iguanas, finches, fur seals and tortoises. The incredible diversity of these animals is part of what helped Darwin to form the theory of evolution, and have since inspired all those lucky enough to visit its shores. With some of the highest levels of endemism in the world, this truly is a place like nowhere else.
An Exclusive Voyage to Nature’s Wonderland
The volcanic nature of the island forms an unparalleled and beautiful terrain, home to unique ecosystems and rich biodiversity. The islands are surrounded by the Galapagos Marine Reserve, the second largest in the world and hosting hammerhead sharks, manta rays, turtles, whale sharks and much more. We will be exploring this incredible aquatic paradise in the best possible way, aboard a comfortable live-aboard boat that allows us to truly experience all the wonders the Galapagos has to offer.
Join me on this amazing trip for a maximum of 10 guests for unique wildlife encounters in the most incredible location. The highlights include:
- Unique up close and personal wildlife viewing including visits to iguanas, tortoises, penguins and seal colonies, bird watching opportunities and experiencing the natural beauty of the Islands.
- Expert photographic advice from award-winning wildlife and nature photographer Scott Portelli
- Snorkelling in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Galapagos Marine Reserve
- Interpretation & information about wildlife from on-board naturalist team
- Exclusive tour – Maximum 10 people
This trip is designed to maximise time with wildlife and chances to visit and photograph completely unique locations.
Costs: $4970 USD
Dates: October 2019
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Included: accommodation (7 nights), all meals, expert award winning wildlife and nature photographer as guide/host.
Excluded: Overnight Accommodation Quito, Ecuador prior to tour, excess baggage costs on local flights
Scott Portelli is a Sydney based photographer who has traveled the world extensively photographing in some of the most remote destinations, including The Arctic, Antarctica, Falklands, Galapagos, Azores, Africa and the South Pacific.
Scott is an award winning wildlife, nature, aerial and underwater photographer. A member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) he is regarded as a leading professional in his field.
In 2016 Scott was announced National winner of the Sony World Photography awards as well as awarded at the at the prestigious wildlife photographer of the year and with an honorable mention at the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the year. Since then he’s also been awarded at the Sienna International Photography Awards 2017 and won at the renowned Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year ANZANG 2017.
With his experience in the Sub-Antarctic and Antarctic regions, he brings a wealth of knowledge to every expedition and ensures that each trip optimizes photographers chances to capture the best that the wildlife in the region has to offer.
Central Highlights – 20th – 27th October 2019
SUN Baltra, Bachas
MON Mosquera, Cerro Dragon
TUE Isabela: Tagus Cove, Fernandina: Punta Espinosa
WED Isabela: Urbina Bay, Elizabeth Bay
THU Isabela: Punta Moreno, navigation to Puerto Villamil with whale-spotting on route
FRI Isabela: Sierra Negra volcano hike, Tortoise breeding centre
SAT Floreana: Punta Cormorant, Devils Crown, Post Office Bay
SUN Daphne (panoramic view), Baltra
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