New post (finally!) and Galapagos Part I

It’s hard to believe I had done what I told myself from the beginning I would not do – I have neglected posting to this blog. Part of it has to do with a difficult family situation I had to face, but that of course, as most things in life, is an excuse. Good thing is that despite everything that was going on I continued to shoot and have recently started a small project, which I am super excited to share with you guys. But first, GALAPAGOS!

Thanks to my wonderful boyfriend, I was recently able to fulfill one of my life’s biggest dreams: to visit the remote islands of the Galapagos, which I have longed to see since I can remember. In a nutshell, the trip exceeded my expectations in every way possible. We sailed the Galapagos for seven days with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic crew. This is one way you can visit the islands. The other option is to stay on one of the bigger inhabited islands and take daily excursions elsewhere on smaller vessels. I think both ways offer unique opportunities to experience the beauty of the region and no one way is probably superior to the other. If I decide to go back one day, which I sincerely hope happens, I may stay put in one place and then choose different activities daily. But that of course may change if such opportunity arises.

Tonight I’m sharing some photos from the first island we visited, North Seymour Island. Lots of large land iguanas, blue footed boobies and frigates…I was mostly obsessed with the iguanas…I’m not that much of a bird girl, although we did witness a few mating rituals.

I was super elated when we met some sea lions for the first time. I’ve been wanting to see these guys in the wild forever! And here they were, just chilling on the rocky beach…Mother and pup…two adolescents playing…a lonely male taking a rest before his nighttime hunt. The waves kept crashing in the background and the sun was setting over the horizon. The atmosphere was truly sublime. I felt like I could seriously go home at that moment and feel content of having seen the Galapagos. But obviously we had a lot more to experience and see…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “New post (finally!) and Galapagos Part I

  1. Dear Megan,
    what a lovely piece of writing and photography. Nature is so powerful, it has so variety of beauties. Being in nature makes me so happy and feels that it recharge my body. I am also now in Photography mostly birds and mammals. Hope to meet up one day and do the nature photography together.
    Best Regards,
    Rajendra

    1. Yes so true Rajendra! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Looking forward to seeing more of your bird pictures 🙂 You would have loved Galapgos, as it is bird lover’s paradise!

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