Visit South America magazine got in touch this week to organise a feature article on my underwater photographs from the Galapagos Islands. Thanks team!
Since I was selecting a few photos for that anyway, I thought it would be fun to post my favourite underwater photos from the Galapagos here too. I freakin’ love those islands.
A giant, pregnant whale shark at Darwin Arch, in the far north of the archipelago. This was from my first trip in 2014. It was the first time I’d ever seen pregnant female whale sharks, even though I’ve been studying them since 2005!
I’d only ever seen one hammerhead shark underwater before that trip, too. Now I have seen… many. Sadly, there aren’t many places where you can see schools of these shy, non-aggressive sharks anymore.
Schools of Jacks are a reliable sight at Darwin Arch. Probably a few Jills in here, too.
Sea lions are soooo cute… but soooo fast! I have hardly any photos of them. This one, at Isabela Island, was kind enough to slow down and say hi.
Cabo Douglas, Fernandina Island, may well be the most fun dive I’ve ever done. Two metres of water, cartwheeling around in the surge, watching Godzillas. Awesometastic.
What, you thought I’d be capable of choosing a single marine iguana shot?
To put the size of these whale sharks in perspective, those remora on the tail? Almost a metre long.
This little sea lion was just really, really cute.
These dolphins were surfing the bow of our inflatable boat. I stuck my camera in while Jonathan Green held onto my legs. Thanks mate 🙂
One of the few photos I have that puts the size of an adult whale shark in perspective, although this shark is nowhere near maximum length (18-20 m). Whale sharks get BIG.
Annnnnnnd… that’ll do for now. Thanks for playing!
If you’d like to join me on a Galapagos diving trip, I’ll be hosting another one with Aqua-Firma in 2019!
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