Alan asked where I’d like to go on our honeymoon. Immediately, I said the Galapagos Islands, a destination I fell in love with when I was in junior high school. Alan, who also harbored the desire to visit the enchanted isles for two decades, agreed.
In preparation for this long-awaited trip in April 2005, Alan and I planned to record our vacation on land and underwater.
We lugged along a Minolta Maxxum 7000, a wide-angle lens, a zoom lens and at least 30 rolls of film. We also brought with us a Sony video camera and a Cannon S70 digital camera enclosed in a water-proof case.
From the moment we stepped off the plane and set foot on Baltra, we were taken by its beauty, its mystery and the abundance of wildlife.
We were then faced with the dilemma of whether to enjoy the moment or capture the moment. While Alan did a little of both, I spent more time soaking up the Galapagos’ splendor.
These are some of the images we brought back.
While the photographs pale in comparison to what we saw and experienced, they serve as a good introduction to this unspoiled corner of the world.
• Special thanks to Michael Ach, Corky Lee and Daniel Lee for their immeasurable help.
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