The Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador, are one of the most incredible places on earth. Any trip there is the trip of a lifetime. Flora and fauna change with each island you visit. Animals that exist nowhere else on earth reside here and, for the most part, have no fear of people.
With proper respect for their space, one can freely observe and photograph wildlife without altering their behavior. Often the animals will approach with the same curiosity we have for them.
This image is of the ever so flamboyant Sally Lightfoot Crab. Continually doused by incoming waves, they scurry over the rocks nibbling bits of anything to be found. You may ask how long a grown man with a camera can be entertained by these colorful creatures. The answer is many, many hours.
Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week strive to share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville where you can stop and see their work. Check ahead to see when they will be there, as they may be off looking for more inspiration. Their website is www.ChristopherRobinArts.com. Email them at [email protected]. If a particular piece interests you for your home or office, please contact them. All works are copyright protected.