Martin Narvaez@martinarvaez

Ecuador
Photographer
Biologist
Freediver
Field instructor at @epi_ecu

http://www.mnarvaezphoto.com/

How big do you think this Galapagos tortoise is? This giant tortoise has a GPS tag in the back of its carapace, which is actually as big as a granola box. This tag collects a GPS location fix every hour and saves it for months, allowing researchers to have a more detailed understanding about their movement ecology. EPI collaborates with the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park, helping to monitor tortoises in the field, analyze their diet and the important role as seed dispersers that they have in their ecosystem. Taking young people to become an actual part of real science is one of the most empowering ways to teach about conservation.

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A clear night in Baltra island. The milky way is on the background of this dry landscape predominated by Parkinsonia plants, or commonly known as Palo Verde.

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A playful sea lion during an amazing sunset in Baltra island. I spent the last two days camping in this island, instructing young leaders about Galapagos ecology and field work.

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It’s been a few days since I noticed a weird looking finch around the Tortuga bay area. A few days ago I brought my camera and was able to capture one of nature’s most peculiar genetic condition: leucism. Leucism is a condition in which there is partial loss of pigmentation in an animal resulting in white, pale, or patchy coloration of the skin, hair, feathers, scales or cuticle, but not the eyes. In this case, a small ground finch with albinism has light-beige color and is more distinguishable from it’s landscape, what could be a negative factor for it’s survival.
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During our last course with EPI, an incredible close encounter with a barn owl took place inside of a lava tunnel. This happened while exploring lava formations inside the highlands of Santa Cruz island. Barn owls of the Galapagos have their own subespecies. They are nocturnal birds found in all the inhabited islands, even though in Floreana is though extinct because of the introduction of mammals. It is a really short-lived bird, where most of them will die in their first year of live, having a life expectancy of 2 years in the wild.
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Most Carpenter Bees seen in Galapagos are black, which are all females. Males, by other hand, display a yellow-brown coloration and are much less common to find in the wild.
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The Galapagos Carpenter Bee is the only bee in Galapagos and one of the archipelago’s most important pollinators. As its name suggests (and like Carpenter Bees elsewhere in the world), the females bore holes in dead wood into which they deposit eggs. Unusual for bees, this species is solitary, with the females feeding larvae with nectar until they pupate. In this photo, a female (black and more common than the yellow-brown males) is foraging on Scalesia helleri flower.

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The last rays of sun shinning over Cerro Brujo, seen from Punta Pitt. Located on the north coast of San Cristobal island, it is found in vicinity of the beach where you can see seabirds like blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, frigate birds and shore birds.
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A curious Galapagos sea lion approaches to check mi camera in Tijeretas bay in San Cristobal Island. Sea lions are the main attraction in this island, being curious and playful, like dogs but underwater.
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