We are very pleased to announce that Aqua-Firma will once again be sole sponsor of the Galapagos Conservation Trust Photography Competition. Entries can be sent in up to a deadline date of 6th June, 2022.
Aqua-Firma director & photographer, Ralph Pannell, will be amongst a panel of judges which also includes TV science and wildlife presenter, Liz Bonnin. Ralph was one of the competition judges this year, of which each of the category winning images can be seen below.
Aqua-Firma has been supporting the work of the Galapagos Conservation Trust for 16 years. Created in 1996, the Trust supports impactful conservation programmes across the Galapagos Archipelago, partnering with Ecuadorian authorities, NGOs, local communities and leading scientists - some of whom are hosts on Aqua-Firma trips.
Whether you are a keen nature photographer, or want to see the best of the Galapagos Islands' wildlife, marine life and scenery, here are some of the expert-led trips you can join in 2022 and beyond:
Galapagos Wildlife Yacht Safari with BBC Presenter Mike Dilger
23 - 20 April, 2022
Galapagos Wildlife, Marine Life & Photography
8 days land-based island hopping
hosted by Ralph Pannell and Marine Researchers & Photographers from the Marine Megafauna Foundation
August 2022 and June 2023, 2024 & 2025
Galapagos Shark Research Insights & Photography Dive Liveaboards
hosted by Shark Researchers & Photographers Dr Simon Pierce & Dr Chris Rohner
August 2022 and June / July 2023, 2024 & 2025
To see more of the Ecuadorian mainland, there is almost nothing we can't arrange from Andes to Amazon; plus these special trips in June 2023, 2024 and 2025:
Tropical Andes to Amazon
Deep Wilderness, Wildlife, Indigenous Culture, Conservation, Dramatic & Diverse Scenery
11 days led by Ralph Pannell, formerly of Rainforest Concern
Overall Winner & Birdlife Category Winner by Leighton Lum
Winner: Coastal & Marine by Sam Whitton
Winner: Up Close & Personal by Leighton Lum
Winner: Landscapes by Fisher Houston
Winner: Urban Life by Fisher Houston
Winner: Animals in Action by Leighton Lum