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From Shutter to Sanctuary: Protecting Galápagos with Photography

The Galapagos Islands, which are located in the Pacific Ocean, are an incredible natural wonder. They contain a wealth of life and biodiversity that is unmatched anywhere else on Earth. The Galapagos Islands are a photographer’s paradise.

Diego Bermeo is a gifted photographer who lives permanently in the Islands. He understands how important it is to capture and share the unique beauty of the Archipelago. Bermeo’s photography is not just a hobby, it’s also a way to promote conservation and environmental awareness.

Bermeo, with the help of Galapagos Conservancy last year, launched an innovative project that combined his passions for photography and environmental preservation. Bermeo’s goal was to promote sustainable tourism and raise awareness of the importance of protecting biodiversity on the Islands.

Bermeo’s goal was to find the most accessible and popular recreational sites in Santa Cruz Island where locals and tourists alike could enjoy the natural beauty. With his camera in hand, Bermeo explored the sites and captured beautiful images of each unique location’s flora or fauna.

Bermeo has created three e-books from these images entitled “Galapagos : La huella está contigo”. The e-books highlight the beauty and diversity in the Islands’ ecologies, while also highlighting the importance of protecting and preserving them for future generations.

These e-books can be downloaded for free from Bermeo’s site. They have proved to be an invaluable resource for Santa Cruz visitors, teachers and students. Bermeo’s project has inspired people to get more involved with protecting Galapagos.

Bermeo sees photography as a way to achieve a goal, an instrument for creating positive change. His work is a powerful reminder that we all have a part to play in protecting the natural treasures of our planet. We can protect the Galapagos Islands for future generations with the support of Galapagos Conservancy, and the passion of individuals such as Bermeo.