Art in the Library: Peter Cavanagh – Saturday, August 2nd, 5:00 p.m.

Marine Iguana and Lava LizardWildlife of the Galápagos Islands

Opening of Exhibition with Reception and Lecture, Saturday, August 2nd, 5:00 p.m. Lopez Library

The Galápagos Islands are an iconic location for biologists and wildlife enthusiasts because of their influence on Charles Darwin, who spent 36 days in the archipelago during 1836 as the naturalist aboard H.M.S. Beagle. Much of what Darwin saw is accessible to a modern day visitor after strenuous conservation efforts to control feral species that had been introduced by generations of seafarers.

In this exhibition, Peter Cavanagh presents 18 photographs of endemic and resident species taken during a visit in February 2014. These include the Marine Iguana, the Galápagos (flightless) Cormorant, the Giant Tortoise, the Blue-footed Booby, the Galápagos Fur Seal, the Magnificent Frigatebird.

In a 5pm lecture at the Lopez Library on Saturday August 2, 2014, Peter will discuss the individual photographs and reflect more broadly on how observations in the Galápagos Islands have contributed to our understanding of evolution.