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Around the World with an iPhone: Galapagos Islands

A few years ago, I set off on an incredible around the world adventure attempting to capture 15 countries with my iPhone 4S and my app, Camera+. I never got around to sharing all the behind the scenes videos, so I thought I would start now despite the slightly datedness of using an “ancient” iPhone model.

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Blue footed Boobie

 

Going back through some of these shots made me realize how far we’ve come with the 5 and 6 series, but for me, the iPhone 4S was such a huge breakthrough and some of these photos are still really good. So hey, if you don’t have the moola for a new iPhone, then the one you’ve got or your kid’s hand-me-down is still pretty good.

Photographing sea lions in the Galapagos.

Photographing sea lions in the Galapagos.

 

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Marine iguana chilling

 

I also realized that sometimes the best camera is the one you have with you and while I still adore my dSLR, shooting on the iPhone challenges me and makes me capture photos in a new exciting way. Plus, it’s about 30lbs lighter than my camera gear!

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Iggy the yellow iguana

 

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So tired

 

Seeing the wildlife of the Galapagos had always been on my bucket list, so I was pretty jazzed to be there. The only downside was I got really nauseous on the boat which we slept on for nearly 8 days. “I’m on a boat aaaand it’s going fast aaaannd I’m pukin’ all over the captaaainn”.

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Sea lion trio

 

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Crabby McCrabberson

 

Baby sea lion. Aww.

Baby sea lion. Aww.

Hope you enjoyed this little look back at my Galapagos adventures! Love to hear from you in the comments below!

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    Mark Carruthers
    May 4, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Simply beautiful…

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    Rick Blackburn
    May 7, 2016 at 8:22 AM

    Hi love your pictures. Did you use any kind of extra lens on the iPhone ?

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    Tom
    May 7, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    Truth!! “I also realized that sometimes the best camera is the one you have with you and while I still adore my dSLR…”

    I’m most often hiking / walking without carrying the dSLR, but the phone is always there.

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      Mostly Lisa
      May 7, 2016 at 1:40 PM

      Agreed! I never want to miss a shot or capture a memory… :)

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