Do you like spiders? A while ago we published a post about a tarantula we photographed in Cuenca. Now we have some new photos - and a video - of the largest spider we've ever seen. This spider had a 4 inch footprint and it's body was shaped like a crab shell. It didn't have [...]
Ecuador loves cell phones. On average, every Ecuadorian has a cell phone. (According to the World Factbook by the CIA, Ecuador has 100 cell phones per 100 citizens.) But only 15% of Ecuadorians have a land line (in Spanish: telefonía fija or teléfono convencional). What type of cell phone works in Ecuador? There are three mobile networks [...]
Flamingos are really fun to shoot because they always look so funny! I mean seriously: they're pink, they have crazy long necks and they are just plain funny! These Flamingos are from Galapagos: When traveling, no matter where, always have your camara. If you don't you'll wish you did!
This beautiful young Ecuadorian woman was selling clothing at a market near Casa de la Mujer in Cuenca. She was dressed in modern clothes with traditional beads around her neck. I like the way this photo captures the modern mixed with the traditional.
This is a guest post by Andre Rahmer (an expat living in Quito) of AndesBaseCamp. Living in Ecuador has many beneﬁts. The one I enjoy the most is that this country has everything I can ask for when it comes to satisfying my addiction of traveling, exploring and adventure. Surﬁng along the broad beaches, biking / hiking [...]
One day when we were in Cuenca we decided to get lunch at the Coppelia restaurant in the center of the city. We all got churrasco. This is a dish with beef, rice, fries, a salad, and sometimes avocado. This photo was taken with the Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS, I love this camera!
As I was preparing the timelapse of the sunrise on Isabela Island, I noticed that one of the frames had something special. There was a sea lion in the photo. But not just a plain old sea lion. He was doing a backflip out of the water and the camera caught him in mid-air. What [...]
I love getting up early. There is nothing like the cool, fresh air of the early morning. While visiting Isabela Island, I got up around 4:30am to get ready to shoot this timelapse. I got to the dock just before 5:30am and set up. This timelapse takes in a full hour of the Galapagos sunrise. [...]
I love this tortoise!! I is sooo cool, the way it is just looking at me out of the corner of its eye! This tortoise was at the tortoise reserve on Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. And the photo was taken with my trusty Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS. Super [...]
Coffee in Ecuador is an interesting paradox. It's produced here, but it is rather expensive and it can be hard to find a good cup. We have tried just about every brand / type available. We've tried supermarkets, the open markets and homemade (home roasted). We've found most to have a strong burnt taste and [...]