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Carlos Romero

Carlos was born in Quito, Ecuador and grew up in Venezuela, where he lived for many years near the ocean and later the rainforest. He returned to Quito to study biology and specialized in the fauna of Ecuador. His main field of study was zoology with an emphasis on vertebrates. He has a doctorate in biology and a master’s in ecotourism and natural protected areas management. He designed a new curriculum for the largest university in Ecuador, the Central University— a masters in environmental management and administration of natural protected areas. Carlos has also taken part in various scientific projects and expeditions with the Biological Sciences Department of Quito’s Polytechnic University. He has published several scientific papers, including one about the bats of Galápagos and one about the vampire bat of mainland Ecuador.

Carlos has illustrated various scientific papers, including the "Park Warden Manual," used in Ecuadorean National Parks since 1991. He is fluent in Spanish, English, and German.  It was his interest in conservation biology that inspired him to become a naturalist and he started working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic in 1997.

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.

My upcoming expeditions

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II

  • Feb 11 2022
  • Feb 18 2022
  • Feb 25 2022
  • May 6 2022
  • May 13 2022
  • May 20 2022
  • Jun 10 2022
  • Jun 17 2022
  • Jun 24 2022
  • Jul 1 2022
  • Sep 2 2022
  • Sep 9 2022
  • Sep 16 2022
  • Sep 23 2022
  • Sep 30 2022
  • Dec 16 2022
  • Dec 23 2022

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II + Peru's Land of the Inca

  • Feb 11 2022
  • Feb 18 2022
  • Feb 25 2022
  • May 6 2022
  • May 13 2022
  • May 20 2022
  • Jun 10 2022
  • Jun 17 2022
  • Jun 24 2022
  • Jul 1 2022
  • Sep 2 2022
  • Sep 9 2022
  • Sep 16 2022
  • Sep 23 2022
  • Sep 30 2022
  • Dec 16 2022
  • Dec 23 2022

Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape

  • Mar 18 2022
  • Apr 1 2022
  • Jul 22 2022
  • Aug 5 2022

Wild Galápagos Escape

  • Mar 12 2022
  • Mar 17 2022
  • Mar 26 2022
  • Mar 31 2022
  • Aug 4 2022
  • Aug 13 2022
  • Sep 29 2022

Upper Amazon Aboard the Delfin II

  • Jan 22 2022
  • Jan 29 2022
  • Nov 5 2022