Carlos Romero

Expedition Leader

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.

Upcoming Expeditions

  • Nov 16, 2018
  • Nov 23, 2018
  • Jan 04, 2019
  • Jan 11, 2019
  • Jan 18, 2019
  • Feb 08, 2019
  • Feb 15, 2019
  • Feb 22, 2019
  • Apr 05, 2019
  • Apr 12, 2019
  • Apr 19, 2019
  • May 24, 2019
  • May 31, 2019
  • Jun 07, 2019
  • Oct 18, 2019
  • Oct 25, 2019
  • Nov 01, 2019
  • Dec 27, 2019
  • Nov 16, 2018
  • Jan 04, 2019
  • Jan 18, 2019
  • Feb 15, 2019
  • Apr 12, 2019
  • May 24, 2019
  • Jun 07, 2019
  • Oct 25, 2019
  • Nov 01, 2019
  • Jul 06, 2019
  • Jul 13, 2019
  • Jul 20, 2019
  • Aug 24, 2019
  • Jul 13, 2019
  • Dec 08, 2018
  • Dec 15, 2018
  • Mar 09, 2019
  • Mar 16, 2019
  • Nov 30, 2019
  • Dec 07, 2019
  • Dec 14, 2019
  • Sep 21, 2019
  • Sep 14, 2019
  • Sep 19, 2019

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