During the summer of 2012, we traveled to Ibiza and Formentera to photograph the Ibiza Wall Lizard and create the first-ever book about this amazing species. Our trip was funded by 290 generous donors, who contributed to our project through the crowd-sourced fundraising website Kickstarter.com. We spent four intense weeks visiting Ibiza, Formentera and about two dozen remote islands and taking tens of thousands of photographs.
Our expedition is over, we’ve reviewed our photographs and we’re thrilled with the results. We feel we’ve successfully captured the amazing diversity of this species’ color variation and behaviors. We’re confident that we have all the photos we need to put together a beautiful photographic book about this species’ natural history, evolution and conservation. We’ve put together a photo gallery with highlights from the expedition. To check out that gallery, click the thumbnail above or here.
We also produced one short film for each week were there about our adventures in the field. Those “Video Updates” are posted in chonological order below.
Video Update 1:
Video Update 2:
Video Update 3:
Video Update 4:
In addition to those four video updates from 2012, we produced two award-winning films in 2011 about this species’ color evolution and dietary adaptations. You can see those below:
Over the next few months, we are going to make the final image selection for our book, design the layout, and complete the text. We should be ready to print in early 2013 and our book will be on the book shelves in the islands before next year’s tourist season!