Large Ground Finch

This finch was showing off for us when we visited Genovesa in the Galapagos Islands.Large Ground Finch

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6G lens, focal Length 370 mm, ISO 800, 1/400 sec at f/6.3, hand held. Noise removed using Nik Dfine 2.0.

Advertisements

Only a mother could love . . .

This very young Frigatebird is an example of how differnt a young bird can be from its parent. I believe that this is the only a mother could love stage of development. Image captured while visiting the Galapagos Islands.White fluffy young frigate bird

Image Captured with a Canon PowerShot G15 Camera, focal Length 30.5 mm, ISO 80, 1/800 sec at f/2.8, hand held. Noise removed using Nik Dfine 2.0.

Marine Iguana basking in the sun

The Marine Iguanas showed little fear when approached by humans. This one was not interested in moving when I approached to capture this image. It is great to have animals willing to pose for you.Close up Marine Iguana's head

Image Captured with a Cannon PowerShot G15 Camera, focal Length 30.5 mm, ISO 80, 1/800 sec at f/2.8, hand held. Noise removed using Nik Dfine 2.0.

 

First Evening at the Galapagos Islands

This image was captured on our first evening when visiting the Galapagos Islands. We were still on shore as the sun set in the west and you can see our boat on the right side of the image.Sunset at the Galapagos Islands

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 18 mm, ISO1600, 1/3200 sec at f/8.0. Noise removed using Nik Dfine 2.0.

Closeup of a Sea Lion Sleeping

On the Galapagos Islands it is amazing how close you can get to the wildlife to capture an image. A telephoto lens helps keep you an acceptable distance away, so you do not disturb the animals while capturing full frame images such as this.Sleeping Sea Lions Head

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6G lens, focal Length 400 mm, ISO 200, 1/500 sec at f/7.1, hand held.

Wandering Tattler

This Tattler is working the top of a cliff for food on a Galapagos Island.For more information go to: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wandering_Tattler/idBird walking on rocks

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6G lens, focal Length 400 mm, ISO 200, 1/250 sec at f/7.1, hand held.