You’re already familiar with Lonesome George and frisky Diego, and it turns out the creatures of the Galapagos Islands are pretty familiar with people, too – in fact, they barely flinch when you slowly creep up to them with an extended lens. I clicked hundreds of reptile pics during my recent cruise with Aurora Expeditions – the Ecuadorian islands are home to 28 reptile species but they look different wherever you go, so you can’t help but get snap-happy. Three different types of Galapagos land iguana, for example, can be found on a handful of the islands, and their colouration ranges from bright yellow to beige. Same same, but different. Similarly, tiny lava lizards look like peaches on some islands, chocolate chip biccies on others. And marine iguanas can range from ashtray grey to Rastafarian. Here, a peek at some of my favourite scalies from the trip, including some giant tortoises on Santa Cruz. Click on a thumbnail below to see the full-size pic and shooting info.
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Hoping for some fugly sea conditions here in Sydney today as it's been a while since the humpies have been consistently surface active (they seem to bounce around more when it's fugs). Here's one from a windy day off Maroubra. Happy weekend you guys!!
False killer whales off Sydney this afternoon! So exciting!! This is a super rare treat and a first for me. I could barely hold the camera while I fist-pumped. 💙
Hi mates! Right now there are 3890 tigers living in the wild – and India’s Kanha National Park is home to at least 100 of them. On my last visit there I crossed paths with James Rogerson, who’s an outstanding naturalist and a phenomenal photographer. And luckily, I was able to rope him into doing my podcast! In this week’s episode of Wild Lives, James shares his incredible stories of close encounters with Kanha’s most dominant tigers and also reveals what he’s learnt about some of the park’s other wild highlights. Plus, he shares his best wildlife photography tips (you can see his awesome work @jr.wildlife ) Click the link in my bio to hear the podcast!
We were sitting on a riverbank in the Great Bear Rainforest, patiently waiting for a great bear to turn up to go fishing... and then this guy plucked up the courage to come in for a squizz. How cute are pine martens though??