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Wildlife viewing on an Arctic tour While on a Galapagos tour or an Antarctica cruise you can literally trip over the wildlife if you're not paying attention. However, we can all use a little …
Vermilion Tanager, acrylic, marker and colored pencil
We had one full day in Quito, Ecuador.  We stayed at La Rabida Hostel, which doesn't mean the same thing as what you picture when you think 'hostel'!  We had our own …
Sea turtles, acrylics and colored pencil
We met a veterinarian studying in Galapagos--her current job is catching Short Earred Owls and collecting DNA samples to see if they vary from island to island.  She was planning on diving with …
acrylics and colored pencil, land iguana
The next few days we spent in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz. It is a pretty quiet little town, with plenty of shops, restaurants, tour centers and dive places.  There are hostels, bed and …
Colored pencil drawing of Galapagos sea lion
On our final day of the cruise, we were up early for a visit to Mosquera Island.  It is small, with a beautiful beach.  The largest group of sea lions we encountered on the trip lazed on …
pencil sketches of the Darwin finches
Rabida is dominated by the color red.  Red beach, red paths, red rocks everywhere. We hiked up above the beach and had a nice view back down. Along the way, we got to see the Galapagos …
acrylics, flightless cormorant, single page
Tagus Bay on Isabela Island...known for its graffiti?  Apparently early boats, like 1830's, carved their names then others followed suit. I didn't see the old stuff...just …
Acrylics, colored pencil
   Elizabeth Bay was full of wildlife.  There is no landing place--we explored from the dingies.  The red mangroves are a great refuge for a variety of animals.  We …
acrylic painting of the marine iguana on Espanosa
Today was the first of two days visiting sites on Isabela Island.  We landed at the harbor for Puerto Villamil, the town on Isabela, and with all the rain, our bus was late.  So we explored …
Acrylics, penguin
Up early for more adventures! Bartolome island is an interesting place.  The rocks are fantastic--there are amazing lava formations everywhere. And, on the way in....we saw a Galapagos …
acrylics, colored pencil, frigate bird
Genovesa island made me feel like I was inserted in a National Geographic special.  First of all, we anchored inside the caldera, as Genovesa is the top of a volcano.  It really gave you a …
acrylics, Sally Lightfoot crab
Galapagos began to show off immediately.  As we were coming in for a landing, we spotted two yellow-orange land iguanas off the runway.  Darwin finches and lava lizards dodged in and …
acrylics, sea turtle babies, detail
Hello! My name is Staci, and I am an artist and photographer.  My favorite subject to work with is wildlife, so the Galapagos Islands were an obvious dream destination for …
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