Behind the lens

Hein Angermeyer is a multilingual Certified Naturalist Guide of the Galapagos Islands and a passionate photographer. His fascination with the enchanted islands originates with his childhood as he grew up and went to primary school on the Galapagos Islands. It should be noticed, that the family Angermeyer has a very prominent legacy in the Galápagos and an interesting part of the story of German settlements in the islands in the early stage of the last century. On several occasions, Hein Angermeyer accompanied his grandparents on these charters, which gave Hein the unique opportunity of being in close contact with the extraordinary flora and fauna of the islands.

He became a Naturalist guide since 1990, working with Metropolitan Touring and many other companies during the next seven years. In this time, he developed his skills as a passionate photographer, which deals a great part of his professional dedication.

A further new step in Hein Angermeyer career has been informatics, therefore he left South America to Germany where he studied computer sciences and programming for the following 15 years. Since, he was continuing travelling, often as a Tour Leader around the world, predominantly with German Groups.

Afterwards, when he returned to the islands, he worked at the Galapagos National Park for over four years, as a former Webmaster, Network Technologies and in a variety of conservation projects. Hereby, he kept having some partial free time to act as a supporting consultant.

The most current developments in drone technology and applications since 2012, drove Hein to combine his photographic skills together with the advanced use of aerial photography, as well as geo-referenced mapping and video, for his documentation of landscape morphology as well as animal behavior of various island species. His interests have led him to become recently also a drone pilot instructor. Hein Angermeyer lives in Quito and in the Galápagos.

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