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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.


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.



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!


Iggy the yellow iguana



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”.


Sea lion trio



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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    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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