Catching a Wave


This week’s photo, taken October 4, 2017 on Espanola Island in the Galapagos, Ecuador, features a WAVED ALBATROSS. Nearly the entire world population of this species breeds on this one island in the Galapagos.

Naturally, if you travel all the way to Peru to visit Machu Picchu, you might as well spend an additional week on a boat cruising a few islands in the Galapagos in the neighboring country of Ecuador. We spent 8 days on the Majestic yacht, bird-watching, snorkeling, hiking and eating on a daily basis. A tough assignment, but someone had to do it.

The wildlife of the Galapagos is famous for having little or no fear of humans. Therefore, I left my telephoto lens at home and took all photos on this trip with a tiny Canon Powershot SX620 camera.

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About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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3 Responses to Catching a Wave

  1. Judy Zeckhauser says:

    I had a grand time in the Galapagos. Probably my favorite trip of all time. That and the Ranch of course. Judy


  2. Deborah Pinkham says:

    Wonderful portrait!

  3. jere mcinerney says:

    amazing photo, talk about eye contact…….and an amazing trip…..I don’t think my pics of the place quite measure up….i did get a blue footed booby from the boat but nothing compared to your glorious albatross. we stayed on the islands and went by speed boat from island to island…..not at all luxurious but certainly interesting….. going to croatia in a few weeks….my first trip to a “developed country” in many years…… >

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