Celso was born in Guayaquil, the largest and most populated city in Ecuador. After graduating from the Naval Academy at the age of seventeen he moved to Long Island, New York, where he lived for nine years. In that time he studied computer science at Nassau Community College in Westbury, intending to pursue a career in the technology sector.
During sporadic visits to his family in the Galápagos as a child, and throughout his years in the States, he kept his love for nature alive. Then one day he made up his mind to finally stay in the place that he considers the most fascinating in the entire world: the Galápagos Islands. Combining his passion for the sciences and his joy in explaining facts about nature in the “Enchanted Islands”, Celso hopes that the experiences our guests have here will lead to a change in conservation attitudes; attitudes that help to protect nature, not just here in Galápagos but around the world.
He received his Photo Instructor certification in a multi-day training workshop. Developed and taught by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions photographers, the workshop helped him develop additional insight and skills necessary to help you better understand your camera and the basics of composition — to better capture the moments at the heart of your expedition.