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Enjoy expert advice about Galapagos wildlife and nature photography from our Natural Photographer blog. Pro photographer and Nat Hab Expedition Leader Court Whelan's informative articles provide you with everything from photo techniques to reviews of the latest camera gear. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned photographer, you'll want to read these essential photo tips before your Galapagos adventure.

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Tips for Photographing Sunsets in the Galapagos Islands

Tips for Photographing Sunsets in the Galapagos Islands

If you’re headed to the Galapagos Islands on a boat-based expedition, you’ll no doubt have the opportunity to photograph exquisite sunsets during...

What’s in my Camera Bag? Galapagos Islands

What’s in my Camera Bag? Galapagos Islands

Ask anyone that’s been to the Galapagos and they’ll attest, the Galapagos Islands is a photographer’s paradise. Not only are there incredibly fascinating animals, found nowhere else in the world, but the...
Video Tutorial–Composition in the Galapagos

Video Tutorial–Composition in the Galapagos

We’re rolling out a new type of article here, aimed to give you more of a visual explanation of certain photography topics. For our inaugural “video tutorial” we’re headed to the Galapagos Islands where...
How to Take this Photo: Galapagos Tortoise

How to Take this Photo: Galapagos Tortoise

If you have a photographic expedition planned to the Galapagos Islands, the famous Galapagos Tortoise is sure to be something you’ll encounter. And it’s also something I’m sure you’re really looking forward to!
4 Tips on Photographing Marine Iguanas

4 Tips on Photographing Marine Iguanas

Although the Giant Tortoise often steals the title of most symbolic reptile of the Galapagos Islands, Marine Iguanas are certainly the most photographed, as they are absolutely everywhere! If you are...
What’s in the Bag? – Galapagos Islands

What’s in the Bag? – Galapagos Islands

From resting marine iguanas on lava rock to playful sea lions in the waves, there is enough to photograph in the Galapagos Islands to keep you busy processing photos for the next decade. With all these photo ops...
How to take a “Big” photo of a Giant Tortoise

How to take a “Big” photo of a Giant Tortoise

When photographing in the Galapagos Islands, you’ll no doubt be enamored when you see your first (or first dozen) Galapagos tortoises. There are many ways to photograph them, but one way I find alluring is...
WEBINAR | Nature, Wildlife & Travel Photography 101

WEBINAR | Nature, Wildlife & Travel Photography 101

Originally presented March 31, 2020
Join Nat Hab’s head photography Expedition Leader Court Whelan, editor of The Natural Photographer blog, for an introduction to the basics of how to get enticing nature and wildlife photos on your travel adventures.
WEBINAR | Nature Photography 102: Building Your Skills

WEBINAR | Nature Photography 102: Building Your Skills

Originally presented April 6, 2020
In this presentation for avid amateur/hobbyist photographers, Court Whelan reviews photography fundamentals for beginners while expanding your image-making horizons with new tips, tricks and tools to experiment with.
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