The Flamingo

Such beauty and grace, this is the first time I have seen Flamingos land. They drop out of the sky and within seconds touch down on the water as if they were the weight of a feather not the heavy birds that they are. The black under their wings is concealed until they are opened showing it is a male Flamingo. And their reflection, who wouldn’t want to see themselves as they land if you were as pretty as this??

Posted in Birds, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands

Baby Humpback Whale

 A moment of tears!    It was difficult enough with extremely rough seas, a bouncing boat and a moving whale, then I had to add the element of overflowing emotions in the presence of this beautiful newborn whale. This is the reason I photograph, to connect in these intimate once in a life time moments, with a being of such power, grace and wisdom. My heart is nurtured and touched forever by this whales gift of her presence. I hope you will feel awed as well.

Posted in Ecuador, Puerto Lopez, Whales

Whales Off The Coast Of Ecuador

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Ecuador, Puerto Lopez, Whales

Starving Sea Lion Pup

I found this baby sea lion alone in a large community of sea lions, she tried many times to get affection and food from other moms but they all turned her away. I know that death is a natural part of life, but I still had a very difficult time watching this starving pup, she reminded me of my own feelings of loneliness.  All I could do was let go and cry. As always, nature has a way of opening my heart, even in heartbreak there’s an opening….

Posted in Galapagos Islands, Sea Lions

Tortuga Bay The Galapagos

I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within. ~ Lillian Smith

 

Posted in Galapagos Islands, Seascape

Pelican In The Night

Posted in Birds, Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Pelican

Posted in Birds, Galapagos Islands

King Of The Sea Iguanas

It was an amazing day to find this beautiful Sea Iguana, seriously, I know you might think I’m a little crazy here, but he is gorgeous! After seeing hundreds of Sea Iguanas you would agree with me. He’s actually more the size of a small alligator than an Iguana, so I was very impressed. I walked for 5 hours in the rain and on slippery lava rocks to find him and I can say, he was worth it!

I’m still on the Island of Isabela in the Galapagos enjoying the beauty and sounds of the Ocean as I write this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Galapagos Islands, Iguanas

Blue Footed Boobies

 

 

Posted in Birds, Galapagos Islands

Soothing My Soul In The Galapagos

 

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.  ~John Burroughs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Galapagos Islands, Landscapes