Pete Oxford, a professional naturalist and photographer, first visited the Galápagos in 1985. He became a licensed guide in 1987, while living in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz. After 35 years residing in Ecuador he has recently moved to South Africa but still regularly visits the islands. His photographs have appeared in all the major magazines in his field including National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Geo, International Wildlife and Smithsonian. He has featured ten times in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. He has written fourteen books, four of them on the Galapagos Islands. Pete is a founding fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (www.ilcp.com). Oxford and his wife are co-owners and operators of Pete Oxford Expeditions (www.peteoxfordexpeditions.com), leading responsible travel to some of the world’s richest cultures and most biodiverse and pristine areas of our planet.