Ralph Lee Hopkins@ralphleehopkins

Photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins travels to the world's wild places with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.

http://www.ralphleehopkins.com/

Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // Ice Bear reflection. This curious young bear made a close approach to our ship then posed. Great to be back in the ice in Svalbard for the Land of the Ice Bears expedition on board the #NationalGeographicExplorer. [Canon 1DXII, 100-400mm w/1.4x, f11@1/1000 sec, ISO 1600]

#Norway #Svalbard #Spitsbergen #Arctic #ClimateChange #packice @LindbladExp #LindbladExp @NatGeoExpeditions #NatGeoExpeditions @NatGeo #NationalGeographic @NatGeoTravel #NatGeoTravel #bhphoto @bhphoto #TeamCanon #CanonUSA #NatGeoLodges


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Photo by Ralph Lee Hopkins // #iPhoneX image of sailboat dwarfed by the #NewYorkCity skyline. Amazing light for the #Optic2018 sunset cruise sponsored by #CanonUSA. Thank you #BHphoto and #LindbladExpeditions for a great event. Already looking forward to #Optic2019, June 2-5, 2019.


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Speaking before a packed house in Gotham Hall. #iPhoneX photo by #RichReid #Optic2018 #LindbladExpeditions #BHphotovideo ##BHphoto


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Photo by Ralph Lee Hopkins // Ready for my Keynote presentation this morning at OPTIC 2018. This year’s theme, images that matter and how to make them. The event is FREE at Gotham Hall 1356 Broadway or you can live stream at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/optic-2018-livestream-only-tickets-46194228180. #lindbladexpeditions #bhphoto #bhphotovideo #Optic2018 #nationalgeographic #natgeocreative #natgeoexpeditions #canonusa #ilcp_photographers


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // The Pale-billed Aracari strikes a pose. Rain in the #RainForest. Photographed at the @MashpiLodge, located in the #MashpiReserve, only 3 hours from #Quito. This #hotspot for biodiversity is located in the #Choco biological region that stretches north in into Colombia and Panama, and south into Peru. The #MashpiLodge is one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World. Great to share this expedition with Lucas Bustamante @luksth. For more info check-out SaveTheChoco.com. #PhotoExpedition with @LindbladExp and @NatGeoExpeditions. [Canon 1DXII, 100-400mmw/1.4x, f5.6@1/1000 sec, ISO 1000]

#Ecuador #Mashpi #CloudForest #LindbladExp @LindbladExp @NatGeoExpeditions #NatGeoExpeditions @NatGeo #NationalGeographic @NatGeoTravel #NatGeoTravel #bhphoto @bhphoto #TeamCanon #CanonUSA #NatGeoLodges


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // The rare Velvet-Purple Coronet hovers in flight. Photographing hummingbirds at the @MashpiLodge, located in the #MashpiReserve, only 3 hours from #Quito. This #hotspot for biodiversity is located in the #Choco biological region that stretches north in into Colombia and Panama, and south into Peru. The #MashpiLodge is one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World. Great to share this expedition with Lucas Bustamante @luksth. For more info check-out SaveTheChoco.com. #PhotoExpedition with @LindbladExp and @NatGeoExpeditions. [Canon 1DXII, 100-400mmw/1.4x, f5.6@1/1000 sec, ISO 1000]

#Ecuador #Mashpi #CloudForest #LindbladExp @LindbladExp @NatGeoExpeditions #NatGeoExpeditions @NatGeo #NationalGeographic @NatGeoTravel #NatGeoTravel #bhphoto @bhphoto #TeamCanon #CanonUSA #NatGeoLodges


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // Amazing in any weather… The 2.1 km #CloudForest #Tram transits above and through the canopy at the @MashpiLodge, located in the #MashpiReserve, only 3 hours from #Quito. This #hotspot for biodiversity is located in the #Choco biological region that stretches north in into Colombia and Panama, and south into Peru. The #MashpiLodge is one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World. #PhotoExpedition with @LindbladExp and @NatGeoExpeditions. [Canon 1DXII, 24-70mm, f11@1/250 sec, ISO 640]

#Ecuador #Mashpi #CloudForest #LindbladExp @LindbladExp @NatGeoExpeditions #NatGeoExpeditions @NatGeo #NationalGeographic @NatGeoTravel #NatGeoTravel #bhphoto @bhphoto #TeamCanon #CanonUSA #NatGeoLodges


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // Extreme luxury in the #CloudForest. Incredible 3-story windows in the dining room at the @MashpiLodge, located in the #MashpiReserve, only 3 hours from #Quito. This #hotspot for biodiversity is located in the #Choco biological region that stretches north in into Colombia and Panama, and south into Peru. The #MashpiLodge is one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World. #PhotoExpedition with @LindbladExp and @NatGeoExpeditions. [Canon 1DXII, 24-70mm, f11@1/250 sec, ISO 640]

#Ecuador #Mashpi #CloudForest #LindbladExp @LindbladExp @NatGeoExpeditions #NatGeoExpeditions @NatGeo #NationalGeographic @NatGeoTravel #NatGeoTravel #bhphoto @bhphoto #TeamCanon #CanonUSA #NatGeoLodges


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // Here’s looking at you… The incredibly cute and photogenic Gold-nugget TreeFrog. Photographed at the @MashpiLodge, located in the #MashpiReserve, only 3 hours from #Quito. This #hotspot for biodiversity is located in the #Choco biological region that stretches north in into Colombia and Panama, and south into Peru. The #MashpiLodge is one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World. Great to share this expedition with Lucas Bustamante @luksth. For more info check-out SaveTheChoco.com. #PhotoExpedition with @LindbladExp and @NatGeoExpeditions. [Canon 1DXII, 100-400mmw/1.4x, f5.6@1/200sec, ISO 4000]

#Ecuador #Mashpi #CloudForest #LindbladExp @LindbladExp @NatGeoExpeditions #NatGeoExpeditions @NatGeo #NationalGeographic @NatGeoTravel #NatGeoTravel #bhphoto @bhphoto #TeamCanon #CanonUSA #NatGeoLodges


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // The long-tailed Sylph, is one of the most beautiful and exotic birds in the world. Hummingbirds flash color for sexual selection. Iridescent hummingbird colors result from a combination of refraction and pigmentation. It’s the angle of light and tiny structures in the feathers that determine the color. Photographed at the @MashpiLodge, located in the #MashpiReserve, only 3 hours from #Quito. This #hotspot for biodiversity is located in the #Choco biological region that stretches north in into Colombia and Panama, and south into Peru. The #MashpiLodge is one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World. Great to share this expedition with Lucas Bustamante @luksth. For more info check-out SaveTheChoco.com. #PhotoExpedition with @LindbladExp and @NatGeoExpeditions. [Canon 1DXII, 100-400mmw/1.4x, f5.6@1/1000 sec, ISO 1000]

#Ecuador #Mashpi #CloudForest #LindbladExp @LindbladExp @NatGeoExpeditions #NatGeoExpeditions @NatGeo #NationalGeographic @NatGeoTravel #NatGeoTravel #bhphoto @bhphoto #TeamCanon #CanonUSA #NatGeoLodges


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // A crimson-rumped toucanet at point-blank range in the #MashpiReserve #CloudForest only 3 hours from Quito. The Mashpi Reserve protects a hotspot for biodiversity in the Choco biological region that stretches north in into Colombia and Panama, and south into Peru. The @MashpiLodge is one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World. Only 2% of this rain forest remains in Ecuador. Great to share this expedition with Lucas Bustamante @luksth who is working to document endemic species and creating protected areas. For more info check-out SaveTheChoco.com. #PhotoExpedition with @LindbladExp and @NatGeoExpeditions. [Canon 1DXII, 100-400mmw/1.4x, f5.6@1/1000 sec, ISO 640]

#Ecuador #Mashpi #Quito #NatGeoLodges #LindbladExp @LindbladExp @NatGeoExpeditions #NatGeoExpeditions @NatGeo #NationalGeographic @NatGeoTravel #NatGeoTravel #bhphoto @bhphoto #TeamCanon #CanonUSA


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