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Carlos Romero

Carlos was born in Quito, Ecuador and grew up in Venezuela, where he lived for many years near the ocean and later the rainforest. He returned to Quito to study biology and specialized in the fauna of Ecuador. His main field of study was zoology with an emphasis on vertebrates. He has a doctorate in biology and a master’s in ecotourism and natural protected areas management. He designed a new curriculum for the largest university in Ecuador, the Central University— a masters in environmental management and administration of natural protected areas. Carlos has also taken part in various scientific projects and expeditions with the Biological Sciences Department of Quito’s Polytechnic University. He has published several scientific papers, including one about the bats of Galápagos and one about the vampire bat of mainland Ecuador.

Carlos has illustrated various scientific papers, including the "Park Warden Manual," used in Ecuadorean National Parks since 1991. He is fluent in Spanish, English, and German.  It was his interest in conservation biology that inspired him to become a naturalist and he started working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic in 1997.

He received his Photo Instructor certification in a multi-day training workshop.  Developed and taught by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions photographers, the workshop helped him develop additional insight and skills necessary to help you better understand your camera and the basics of composition — to better capture the moments at the heart of your expedition.

My upcoming expeditions

Upper Amazon Aboard the Delfin II

Feb 18 2023
Feb 25 2023
Jul 1 2023
Jul 8 2023
Jul 15 2023
Jul 22 2023
Sep 16 2023
Sep 23 2023
Sep 30 2023

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II

Dec 16 2022
Dec 23 2022
Apr 28 2023
May 5 2023
May 12 2023
May 19 2023
Dec 8 2023
Dec 15 2023

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II + Peru's Land of the Inca

Dec 16 2022
Apr 28 2023
May 5 2023
May 12 2023
May 19 2023
Dec 8 2023
Dec 15 2023

Wild Galápagos Escape

Jan 14 2023
Jan 19 2023
Jan 28 2023
Feb 2 2023
Mar 16 2023
Mar 25 2023
Mar 30 2023
Jun 8 2023
Jun 17 2023
Jun 22 2023
Aug 12 2023
Aug 17 2023
Nov 18 2023
Nov 23 2023

Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape

Jan 20 2023
Mar 17 2023
Mar 31 2023
Jun 9 2023
Aug 4 2023
Aug 18 2023
Nov 10 2023
Nov 24 2023
Dec 22 2023