For the wildlife lover, Ecuador has so much to offer. National Geographic has a year round presence in the Galapagos, a rare wilderness where animals have no instinctive fear of humans. We are photographing in a living museum, with wildlife that has been isolated from the mainland for millions of years. For a change of pace, I explored Mashpi Lodge, one of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, located in a cloud forest. Documenting this region takes focus as the towering canopy is home to seemingly countless birds, butterflies, reptiles and amphinians, including a new species of frog (the Mashpi tree frog).