Home · Register · Software · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username  

FM Forum Rules
Nature & Wildlife Posting Guidelines
  

FM Forums | Nature & Wildlife | Join Upload & Sell

1
       2       end
  

Archive 2010 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)
  
 
thedigitalbean
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


I've been (very slowly) going through my images from the Galapagos earlier this year with Andy Biggs. I found the wildlife unbelievable and at the same time it was among the most extremely photographically challenging conditions. The park rules make it difficult to be on the islands at pre-dawn or post-dusk and to top it off the backgrounds are very challenging. Here are a selection of images featuring Marine Iguanas:

http://akimagery.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v17/p696761890-4.jpg
1 - An Iguana landscape! These guys are everywhere on the island of Fernandina.

http://akimagery.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v14/p847225906-4.jpg
2 - Handsome devil isn't he? I swear, he's posing for this shot.

http://akimagery.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v18/p188992509-5.jpg
3 - This is very fascinating behavior. Short summary, these guys consume a lot of sea water (feeding predominantly in the ocean). To cope with this high sodium diet, they will periodically expel sea water from these ducts near their eyes. It happens very very fast and the trick to observe their behavior to figure out when they are going to expel.

http://akimagery.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v18/p658403842-4.jpg
4 - Another salt expelling image.

http://akimagery.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v15/p858705757-4.jpg
5 - A close up.

http://akimagery.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v15/p845412433-4.jpg
6 - Say Cheese!

http://akimagery.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v12/p921415560-4.jpg
7 - A classic side portrait.



Sep 21, 2010 at 02:44 AM
bgorum
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


Fantastic, especially the head on view of the iguana expelling salt water out of it's nostrils!


Sep 21, 2010 at 03:02 AM
m00g
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


I love that last portrait. Looks like you snuck one into a studio!


Sep 21, 2010 at 03:12 AM
Shasoc
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


Great set! I like the opening shot. The B&W conversion adds mood to the image. I also appreciate the commentary, it made the set more interesting.
Socrate



Sep 21, 2010 at 03:59 AM
Reeftank1
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


Great set. Great composition.
Brian



Sep 21, 2010 at 04:59 AM
z06jim
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


Awesome shots.... ....1,2, & 5 are my picks......


Sep 21, 2010 at 05:12 AM
tfoltz
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


Great set, you did well with the conditions presented

-Tim



Sep 21, 2010 at 05:24 AM
KirkB
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


Great set... compelling commentary... #1 is very cool... #2 is my fave... very well done.

Kirk



Sep 21, 2010 at 05:30 AM
Major_K
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


Great series Aravind. You have some cool shots there. Love the mixtures of colors and B&W. #1 really set the mood, quite dramatic. #7 is classically awesome. But I really like #3, it reminds me of old times TV show "Godzilla" ... How time has passed...

Greatly appreciated the commentary.

Khai



Sep 21, 2010 at 05:46 AM
thedigitalbean
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


Thanks guys. There were two species of wildlife that were my favorites at the Galapagos that I will never forget. The Marine Iguanas were one, the Blue-footed Booby the other. I'm already itching to go back, there are so many images one could make there if you're prepared for it.


Sep 21, 2010 at 06:06 AM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



Migara
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


awesome shots


Sep 21, 2010 at 02:54 PM
surfnron
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


A nice set Aravind. It's 1, 3, and 5 for me ~ Ron


Sep 21, 2010 at 05:55 PM
Conrad Tan
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


Wow!!!


Sep 21, 2010 at 10:43 PM
thedigitalbean
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


Thanks guys. #1 and #3 are ones I processed immediately and have been my favorites for a while. Now #7 is one I discovered in my collection only recently and is very much starting to grow on me.


Sep 22, 2010 at 02:52 PM
Gary Lee 44
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


Very neat shots. #3 looks like it should be the poster for the next Godzilla move from Japan! Who knows, maybe there is a Oscar in the future.
Gary



Sep 22, 2010 at 03:46 PM
Karl Witt
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


Fascinating images, what a treat it must have been to be at the Galapagos area!

I can't stop looking at #2, it's the bomb for me Very cool work on these all.

Karl



Sep 22, 2010 at 03:47 PM
danjacquitaylo
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)



To cope with this high sodium diet, they will periodically expel sea water from these ducts near their eyes.

I tried to do that w/ my high sodium diet but it never worked
Fantastic captures. #2 is awesome.
Dan



Sep 22, 2010 at 04:03 PM
Charlie Shugart
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


A brilliant series.
Shooting the salt from their nostrils was a kick to watch, but I didn't get any good photographs of it. You did, and I am green with envy.
Excellent work here.
CHarlie



Sep 22, 2010 at 04:19 PM
mco_970
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


Beautiful set, Aravind. The level of detail is smashing! #2 and #7 for me.


Sep 22, 2010 at 05:15 PM
Contrails
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Marine Iguanas of Galapagos (7)


Awesome shots. Amazing capture of them blowing their noses. Would you mind sharing what would be a good lens to bring for Galapagos?

Thanks



Sep 22, 2010 at 05:20 PM
1
       2       end






FM Forums | Nature & Wildlife | Join Upload & Sell

1
       2       end
    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username     Reset password