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The Galápagos Islands have been isolated from the mainland of Ecuador for millions of years and are home to some of the most unusual species and varied landscapes in the world. Because of this, they were one of the first locations to be deemed a World Heritage Site. However, the Galápagos were recently placed on the World Heritage in Danger list. Due to an expanding human population, intrusion of invasive species, illegal fishing, and careless tourism, the islands' pristine environment has become increasingly threatened.

Through my photography, I have tried to highlight the diverse wildlife and landscapes of the archipelago and include the people and culture of the islands. Even though this book provides just a glimpse at this amazing environment, I hope that it engenders in the reader an appreciation for these unique islands and how crucial it is that we protect and preserve them.


About the Author

Sue Cullumber
scullumber Chandler, Arizona, USA
I am a special education science and Spanish teacher. Along with teaching, I run my own photography business, A Unique View Photography. I have been published in National Geographic and Parade Magazine and won numerous contests at both the local and international levels. My photos have even appeared on the Kodak screen at Time's Square in New York City. I am interested in topics that deal with environmental and conservation issues around the world. Over the past several years I have received fellowships to work with the NOAA Teacher at Se Program, National Endowment for Humanities at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange program for sustainable development, Earthwatch program on climate change in mammals of Nova Scotia, and the Toyota International Teacher Program to the Galapagos Islands to learn about environmental sustainability.

Comments (9)


MarjorieT says

I have this book and am amazed at the great layout and flow which emphasizes the beauty of the photography. On the bicentennial of Darwin's birth, this would be a great gift to celebrate the amazing diversity of the earth.

posted at 04:57pm Nov 01 PST


globalism says

A place I've always longed to visit, which you've captured beautifully (and got my vote).

posted at 10:21am Oct 31 PST


Karen_T says

Sue Cullumber is a fantastic photographer. I wish I had her photographic eye! I can't speak highly enough of her books, and this one is my favorite. You should buy one, and consider these for Christmas presents as well!

posted at 06:55am Oct 30 PST


pene says

Sue, your book is FABULOUS !!!

good luck in the competition !!

posted at 06:01pm Oct 25 PST


lindarjoer says

Great book!!! I hope to visit The Galápagos some day!!!


posted at 06:09am Oct 25 PST


sonofwalrus says

Magnificent wildlife pictures and fantastic landscapes.

posted at 02:53am Oct 25 PST


wjukich says

What a great book - stunning photos!

posted at 08:39pm Oct 24 PST

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