In addition to the wonderful landscapes that travelers can find when they visit Ecuador, the country has an incredible biodiversity. Those who love macro photography can enjoy the colorful and varied flora and fauna.
Though the country is small, it is a very rich and varied country, with coasts, mountains, forests, volcanoes… Each one of these ecosystems causes a wide range of natural formations and climates. So, it might be a bit small in size but huge in diversity!
So, if you are one of those who love beautiful macro photography, take your camera and travel to one of the most biodiverse destinations of the world!
Did you know that Ecuador has 10% of all plant species on the planet? The country's climate diversity has resulted in more than 8,000 different plant species and more than 25,000 tree species.
Let’s discover another treasure in Ecuador, flowers! The orchid is the most emblematic flower, with an endless range of varieties that can inspire photography lovers to take all kinds of photos, with lots of colors, shapes, frames and reflections of light. There have been identified more than 2,725 species of orchids throughout Ecuador. Imagine how beautiful could be your next photo album!
Fauna is also very varied in the country, and tremendously rich. 8% of the fauna of the World can be found in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Galapagos Islands and Ecuadorian Andes. A total of 3,800 vertebrate species have been identified.
Among them are counted 350 reptile types, 375 amphibians, and 1,250 marine species.
Ecuador also has an extraordinary number of species of butterflies, with more than 4,500 different species that allow lovers of macro photography enjoy an incredible range of butterflies to portray in detail.
Last but not least, there is a very important page in your next photo album: Galapagos macro photos. Galapagos Islands are famous, not only as a paradise for naturalists, but also as a source of inspiration during History. The Islands inspired poets, scientists... They inspired, for instance, the writer Daniel Defoe with his novel Robinson Crusoe, and also the scientist Darwin and his famous Evolution Theory.
Some of the most emblematic species are blue-footed boobies, giants tortoises, marine iguanas, sea lions, hawks, lava lizards, magnificent frigatebirds, waved albatross, flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, Darwin's finches and a large etcetera.
Ecuador has 10 national parks, 14 nature reserves, a wildlife refuge and a recreation area, considered as natural heritage and protected areas by the State. Biodiversity enriches the extension of 4,669,871 hectares of land area of the country.
So, take your camera, come to Ecuador, and share on your Instagram the most beautiful macro photos of our beloved land! Our species need ecotourists and photography lovers!