David Horwell first went to the Galápagos in 1978 and became a licensed naturalist guide. He has been involved with the islands’ tourism and conservation ever since. Today, he is a tour operator, photographer and writer who specialises in the Galápagos and all Latin America. A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, his photographs have been published in magazines from The Sunday Times to Wanderlust. He has travelled extensively throughout South America, both alone and leading special-interest groups. Based in Britain, David now runs Select Latin America (www.selectlatinamerica.co.uk), frequently taking small groups to Galápagos and Ecuador, and offers advice to independent travellers.