by Mike Crawley FRPS
About the Book
The very name "Galapagos" conjures up a picture of exotic, faraway islands teaming with wildlife and wonderful landscapes. A place distant from the hurly-burly of the over-populated cities of our world. A place to escape to.
The Galapagos archipelago is an important and special place on this planet. Not only because this is where Charles Darwin laid the foundations of the modern theory of evolution by natural selection, but because of it's large number of endemic species and what it represents to the future of wildlife in this tenuous biosphere and other endangered areas of the world. Much is being done to preserve the fauna and flora of these small isolated islands but the encroachment of human occupation and tourism is making this more and more difficult to achieve.
This book is the result of a short, four day visit to six of the islands that constitute the Galapagos archipelago and gives just a glimpse of the wonders to be found there.
I am a freelance Travel and Fine Art photographer specialising in travel, nature, lifestyle and people photography and undertake commissioned work in any of these areas as well as contributing to photographic stock libraries. I have had work published all around the world in books, magazines and news media. Now self-publication is becoming easier to achieve I aim to prepare a selection of photographic books on various topics, mainly for my own personal satisfaction, but also to hopefully sell a few books and help fund my many photography projects. (P.S. My page name is supposed to be Photofrenetic but it somehow got shortened to Photofreneti .... no I'm not Italian!)