Carlos Romero

Expedition Leader

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.

Upcoming Expeditions

  • Oct 25, 2019
  • Nov 01, 2019
  • Dec 27, 2019
  • Jan 03, 2020
  • Jan 10, 2020
  • Feb 28, 2020
  • Mar 06, 2020
  • Mar 13, 2020
  • Mar 20, 2020
  • Aug 14, 2020
  • Aug 21, 2020
  • Aug 28, 2020
  • Sep 25, 2020
  • Oct 02, 2020
  • Oct 09, 2020
  • Dec 04, 2020
  • Dec 11, 2020
  • Oct 25, 2019
  • Nov 01, 2019
  • Jan 10, 2020
  • Mar 20, 2020
  • Aug 21, 2020
  • Aug 28, 2020
  • Oct 02, 2020
  • Oct 09, 2020
  • Dec 11, 2020
  • Apr 04, 2020
  • Apr 11, 2020
  • Apr 18, 2020
  • Jun 06, 2020
  • Dec 26, 2020
  • Apr 11, 2020
  • Jun 06, 2020
  • Nov 08, 2020
  • Nov 30, 2019
  • Dec 07, 2019
  • Dec 14, 2019
  • Jan 25, 2020
  • Feb 01, 2020
  • Feb 08, 2020
  • May 09, 2020
  • May 16, 2020
  • Jul 04, 2020
  • Jul 11, 2020
  • Jul 18, 2020
  • May 30, 2020
  • May 28, 2020

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