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Patterns #1: Wavy Hexagons

February 9, 2018

Galápagos Islands

This is the beginning of a new mini-series on textures and patterns. These are more abstract images and are among my favorite kinds of closeups. This first image is the shell detail of a Galápagos giant tortoise.

Eye to Eye #8: Out of the Water

February 9, 2018

Galápagos Islands

A curious Galápagos penguin pops out of the water for a closer look at our zodiac boat (or perhaps at the strange photographer leaning precariously over its edge …). I like seeing the little beads of water on the penguin’s cheek.

Eye to Eye #5: Ol’ Blue Eye

January 30, 2018

Galápagos Islands

I snapped this portrait of a flightless cormorant from a zodiac boat, whose outline can be seen in the eye’s reflection. Fun editing trivia: I nearly always crop my images, but this is the rare one that hasn’t been cropped at all.

Eye to Eye #3: Unimpressed

January 20, 2018

Galápagos Islands

This brown pelican sat on a rock calmly watching us in our small zodiac boat. As soon as I saw her I knew I just had to get a straight-on portrait. I waited until we drifted by, then snapped this image. She looked supremely unimpressed.