From Santa Cruz.
Of all the photos I took in the Galápagos, this one is my favorite. I don’t even know what kind of flower this is. I love this photo because I was trying to emulate my grandfather’s photography. He was a nature photographer and my family still has boxes and boxes of slides and prints of photos he took at various national parks.
I am not a very “artsy” photographer, and I don’t generally find plants as interesting as animals, but here I was trying to see the world as he would have through his lens. My grandfather passed away several years ago, but I still remember him through his photographs, and I never fail to think of him when I look at this one.