Silversea Cruises: Freeze Frame

Let’s dream big from our desktops, until we witness the real thing. Here, virtual wanderlust is at its finest, as photographer Steve McCurry’s Galápagos photo series captures nature in all its splendor.

McCurry’s unwavering search for natural truth and beauty and extensive international travel make him an obvious partner for capturing Silversea’s immersive experiences in some of the most secluded ports and destinations.

As one of the foremost photographers of his generation, Steve McCurry has captured conflicts, cultures, and ancient traditions across the world. Known for his iconic National Geographic cover photo “The Afghan Girl,” McCurry continues to search for the human element in each of his masterpieces. He has been honored with some of the most prestigious awards in photography, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the National Press Photographers Awards, and four first prize awards from the World Press Photo Contest.


The Galápagos Islands, inspiration of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, is considered the world’s top destination for wildlife viewing. Its isolation shelters a wealth of plant and animal diversity—often found nowhere else—including technicolor birds and giant tortoises among sandy beaches and solidified lava flows.


The experience and exploration of the magic of nature on the Galápagos Islands couldn’t be better captured by anyone other than Steve McCurry. The clarity, emotion, and natural beauty captured in each of his shots inspires and piques curiosity of those who are pulled toward travel and exploration.

The giant tortoise, the blue-footed booby, lizards, and seals, all captured by McCurry, boast an array of textures, colors, and microclimates that all meet in one, coveted, far-flung locale.


Capture the beauty of the Galápagos for yourself. Take a Galapagos Expedition cruise and discover the species that inhabit this famous archipelago whilst indulging in the unrivaled all-suite comfort and elegant sophistication of Silversea.

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