Capturing someone's life through photos is something irreplaceable and so precious. We take photos to capture memories that we want to remember. Places special to us. A photo says a thousand words. A photo is seeing something through someone else's eyes. A photographer sees through his heart. We all have photos of loved ones we wish we could see just one more time. But what does a photo really mean to anyone? Why is photography so important?
Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 km from the South American continent, these 19 islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’. Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos are a ‘melting pot’ of marine species. Ongoing seismic and volcanic activity reflects the processes that formed the islands. These processes, together with the extreme isolation of the islands, led to the development of unusual animal life – such as the land iguana, the giant tortoise and the many types of finch – that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection following his visit in 1835.