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Exotic Orchids in Quito Botanic Garden, Ecuador

orange spider orchids

My recent visit to the Galapagos Islands allowed for a couple of free days in Ecuador's Capital city, Quito, which proved to be an adventure in itself. Not to tarnish the idea of what was otherwise an interesting historic colonial city, safety for a single white female with a nice camera quickly became my biggest concern, culminating with some guy trying to steal my phone—he didn't succeed because luckily I was bigger than Read More

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Galapagos Highlights: Mosquera Island

marina iguana tongue

Much to my thrill, I've recently returned from Ecuador where I had the opportunity to photograph a Galapagos Wildlife Adventure Cruise. I screeched when heard I would be going because the Galapagos archipelago (21 islands in total) is considered one of the most famous destinations in the world for wildlife viewing, with a variety of plant and animal species that exist nowhere else on Earth. With an itinerary covering the Read More