Nature and Wildlife

Ecuador Nature and Wildlife




The Natural Beauty of this land is stunning.  Birds, flowers, butterflys, rivers, plants, landscapes… everywhere you go is new, different and breath taking.


From the Pacific Coast, to the Andes and into the Amazon basin, there are new sights to see and photograph.  And when you thought it couldn’t be more beautiful around the next bend there is more.







Ecuador is a paradise for photography

Landscape of Ecuador

with some of the worlds most beautiful landscapes, nature, birds and culture just waiting to be explored and photographed


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Photography is an individual pursuit,but it is nice to be with others who enjoy and understand your passion

Other photographers understand when you want to take 20 minutes to photograph a flower or that it may take 1/2 an hour to go 75 meters if you are exploring with a camera.
Security is also a factor when you are carrying expensive equipment. There is safety in numbers

Different photographers have different styles.

Some are walkers ( like me) who like to walk and explore with a camera. These are usually slow meanders unless a destination is in mind.

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Others like to stay in one place and photograph what and who comes by.

We plan to try and accommodate both styles and types of photographers.


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I am still in the planning and building stages but the goal of my service is to be there to help you shoot the photographs you want. I am there to offer guidance and support for the creation of your masterpiece.

My Concepts for a Photographic Tour

I want my tours to be based around the concept of allowing photographers to produce their own, unique images.  We each see differently, and I want to have the photographers explore their own vision.


I am a “good” photographer, and a talented instructor and critic ,so I have been told.  I really enjoy helping photographers develop their style, their ablity to see, and their talent, to its fullest. My passion is as much for developing other photographers as it is for creating my own images.





Notes and Tips for Photographers

Tips for Travelers and Photographers in Ecuador


Keep hydrated

You will be sweating more then normal. You will be breathing very dry air… Drink lots of water. There are many safe brands of water available. Always have a full bottle with you.

There are two schools of thought on how to drink.

One is to consume a large quantity at one time, usually before and after your hike.

The second thought is to take a mouthful or two every 10 minutes or so.

I do both…. the large quantity fills my system, while the sips keep my mouth and throat wet.



The forests are full of them…. Most of them don’t care about us, but there are some that do bite. Have a bug control system worked out…. Spray… Long sleeves… Let them bite me… Just plan ahead.

There are lots of locations where bugs are not an issue but we travel to one or two locations where it is a concern.


Look at your eyepeice

Look at your Eyepiece before you bring it up to your eye… Especially after you have set your camera down. You never know what insect may have decided to land there.


Watch were you walk

Just because the rock you are about to step on has been there for millions of years, don’t expect it to hold you weight.

There are snake, who don’t want to have anything to do with you, but might get upset if you startle them.

The sidewalks, and trails have a tremendous number of trip hazards.


Be Careful with your equipment

Your camera costs can be more than some people make in a year.  It can be very tempting for someone who is struggling to feed their family.  Keep an eye on your, and other peoples gear. In the larger cities there are people who prey on tourists, but in the smaller locations it is usually crimes of opportunity.



The weather in Ecuador can be hot dry and sunny, hot humid and sunny, hot and raining, cool and overcast, cool and damp, cool and raining, cold and wet.  In the Andes you can find all of this…sometimes within an hour or two.  Plan for this with your clothing choices.


Travelers Diarrhea

A very unplesant topic, and experience.  When you travel anywhere you are exposed to differences which can upset your system.  Bottled water, cooked food, washing hands after touching animals and using hand sanitizer can cut down on the chances of getting this.  But you should plan on getting it, so that it will not spoil your trip.

Bring medication to deal with this… Industrial strength.  ( As a Canadian I like the life brand anti- Diarrhea pills…. they work for me, but they may not do the job for you)

The important thing is, when you get hit with this, is to increase your liquid intake.  If you stop peeing then you are in trouble!!!!


Shots and stuff you need from the CDC


Ecuador Tourism site..Stay healthy

Ecuador Tourism Site…Safe Travel