Advice for film and photo crews
These activities invariably require a special National Park permit**
discretion regarding your
project ideas & proposals.
I am well versed in working in confidence, with signed MOU & NDA agreements where applicable…
** I can also give preliminary advice on Galápagos National Park processes & requirements, and make recommendations with whom to directly correspond regarding your project.
Planning and Field assistance
My consultancies may include:
— Best seasonal activity according to subject
— Little-known wildlife interactions
— Best locations for certain behaviours
— Weather patterns and ideal landscapes
— Preliminary recce trip(s) to assess feasibility
— Field assistance to ‘get the shot in the can’
— Find the right fixer for your needs
— Recommend boats for charter, see example
— Third party contacts for local services
Listen to my podcast
excerpt about climbing into
an active volcano for the landmark BBC documentary
“A PERFECT PLANET”
Create your own special project
the opportunities are endless
I can help bring your ideas to fruition, whether it’s a book,
a special assignment, an exhibit or a personal dream
I’ll advise on locations and seasons, find the boat to match your plans, and set you up with the fixer and logistics you need **
Fixer, guides, transfers, boat charters, etc
access to a variety of seasoned support services available on request
With my extensive network of local friends and business contacts, I have the capacity to identify the right person for the right job according to all your particular needs — just ask me…
and related services available on request
the ship that goes anywhere, anytime
Captain, Local expert &
Owner of ‘PIRATA’
Born on Floreana Island, and with decades of experience taking specialised teams of researchers and film-makers to the remotest corners of the archipelago, Lenin is well-known for his knowledge, competence and reliability.
At 13 m, the PIRATA is a sturdy and well-equipped wooden vessel, delivering an economical yet comfortable service for working teams in the field. Fitted with solar panels, generator, ample fresh water supply, inside shower and toilet, and wholesome cuisine, she is the perfect platform for extended expeditions. Open plan living provides accomodation for seven passengers and three crew.
and story packages for timely coverage
though I normally work freelance, assignments are welcome
For 50 years I’ve been shooting Galápagos
nature and wildlife conservation,
including ground-breaking giant tortoise rescue efforts.
Exploring the tantalising world of timelapse sequencing
whether above or below sea level, I know just
when, where and how to get the best shots
New Zealand assignment for TERRA MATER magazine (Austria) see article in German
(working under special permit with Department of Conservation specialists)
Assignment for Citizen-Global Promaster dive watch
Incredible tuna-herding sea lions
Many more amazing story possibilities…
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