Galápagos: Celebrating 50 Years
Epic Galápagos Photo Expedition
- 17 Days
- NG Endeavour II
- 96 Guests
- Expeditions in: Nov / Dec
- From $13,920 to $25,960
In-depth exploration and endless photo ops over two weeks
Join a team of top National Geographic photographers in one of the planet’s most photogenic places for an in-depth, up-close exploration over 17 days. Whether you’re a published pro or a rookie looking to build a portfolio, you’ll learn new shooting skills in the field and editing and gear tips during on board sessions.
The 96-guest National Geographic Endeavour II sails with a team of top experts and is fully equipped with tools for exploration allowing you to:
- Explore the Galápagos archipelago and undersea in great depth with hikes and Zodiac cruises paced for photo ops and timed to take advantage of the best light
- Land on every major island in the Galápagos archipelago and explore all the major sites over 17 days
- Shoot with and learn from a team of six top photographers while getting timely tips in the field
- Go on daily photo assignments to help build your personal portfolio
- Use a special, mid-voyage photo edited seminar with expert image critiques to boost your skills
- Go on a special photography tour of the Charles Darwin Research Station.
Travel with and learn from top National Geographic photographers
You’ll explore with National Geographic photographers, Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructors, our director of expedition photography, and two gear and editing specialists from B&H Photo/Video.
The 2016 photo team is Ralph Lee Hopkins, the Lindblad-National Geographic Director of Expedition Photography; National Geographic Photographer Michael Melford, who has worked for the Society for over 25 years and produced 17 feature stories for the magazine; National Geographic Photographer Krista Rossow, who has served as the photo editor for National Geographic Traveler magazine for over seven years; Jennifer Davidson, a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor who has taught photo workshops across the U.S. and aboard for more than 10 years; Jonathan Kingston, a photo instructor represented by National Geographic Creative; Jeff Litton is an environmental filmmaker and adventure cinematographer who has filmed hammerhead sharks in Galapagos; plus production and gear experts from renowned retailer B&H Photo Video, David Brommer and Gabriel Biderman, who will coming equipped to share their knowledge, plus the latest high-end gear.
Your team will offer shooting tips in the field, coaching aboard ship, plus special photo assignments guaranteed to add skills and photos to your portfolio. Flanking them will be our top expedition team: an expedition leader, naturalists, an undersea specialist, plus a wellness specialist.
The world’s most photogenic wildlife
The wildlife of Galápagos is legendary for its uniqueness and lack of an instinct to flee human presence, allowing you the rare experience of being able to get very close—making for magical photo ops. See blue-footed boobies. Flightless cormorants. Darwin’s finches. Galápagos penguins. Sea lions on beaches or gamboling underwater. Giant tortoises grazing in the highlands. Each island contains endemic species, and you’ll have the chance to explore all the major islands on this expedition.
Every day is active and engaging
You’ll be able to snorkel nearly every day, sometimes twice a day. For those who prefer to stay dry, there’s the adventure of EndeavourII’s glass bottom boat. And each day you’ll have the option to walk, hike, kayak, or Zodiac cruise, and to join a different naturalist as you choose: there are no assigned groups. See more of what you’ll do.
|Day 1||U.S. / Guayaquil, Ecuador|
|Day 2||Guayaquil/ Galápagos Islands/Embark National Geographic Endeavour II|
|Day 3||North Seymour Island and Rabida Island|
|Day 4||Fernandina Island|
|Day 5||Isabela Island|
|Day 7||Santa Cruz|
|Day 8-9||San Cristobal|
|Day 12||Santa Cruz|
|Day 13||Dragon Hill and Guy Fawkes/El Eden and Daphne Major|
|Day 14||Bartolome and Sombrero Chino|
|Day 16||Galápagos / Disembark/Guayaquil|
Important Flight Information
Please talk to an Expedition Specialist before booking your airfare.
early bookings savings
2017 prices are guaranteed for all 2018 departures if booked by March 31, 2017. After March 31, 2017, call or visit expeditions.com for new 2018 prices.
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