Hello and welcome back to the start of another week! If you did not catch up on part one, you must head back to Tuesday’s post and take a look at the photos I shared of the Galapagos Sea Lions lounge on land enjoying life on the beach, benches, and boats. I had so many great pictures I had to split it up into two posts and today I take you swimming with me so you can get a real sense of theGalapagos Sea Lions in the water!
Many of my friends who know I am a certified scuba diver thought it was odd that I went to Ecuador I did not spend a single hour diving but with so many stunning animals so close to the surface it really was not necessary! As I mentioned in my post about my Galapagos Photography Tips I purchased a new camera for this trip (thanks Nana!) and I was really impressed with how some of these photos came out considering my new Nikon waterproof digital camera is only $250. (I would have expected I would need to spend $1,000+ to get this quality!) Most of these shots I took after diving down a few feet under the water, take a look:
I was too busy playing and admiring these gorgeous creatures to take a good look at the photos while I was in the water but I think you will agree with me, they came out quite well. My only regret? Sometimes the sea lion got too close that I had to move before I could snap a shot or a wave came and I needed to move out of the way of the coral – both serious first world problems.
I always find it interesting when I see people’s travel pictures, especially those taken with nice cameras, to wonder how much of it is zoom versus how close people really were to the thing they were taking a picture of. In my orca post I tried to give you a shot for reference and here is another, two Galapagos sea lions playing tag right next to my flipper!
And to make your Monday just a little bit better check out this dude saying what’s up!
Have you ever used an underwater camera?