Can I take him home???
Author
Cynthia Isaf
We all gathered again in the lecture room There was much to learn in this briefing today As we were going to have our first Antarctica landing The start of great things that will surely come our way …
Tight Squeeze!
Author
Courtney Jordan
Walked around, shopped and more moai
You guessed, the "Titanic shot"
Author
Rhonda Markel
From the arctic to the equator. A journey from a land of snow and ice to the lush green tropics of the equator and the harsh desolate volcanic landscape of some of the islands. A landscape that …
Our first landing...
Author
Cynthia Isaf
As we await our first sighting of our destination, This dream, we all hold so dear, We have time for a learning session or two Jenny, our biologist, has our undivided attention, as we wait to …
Our first view of the famous Torres Del Paine
Author
Courtney Jordan
Had a 1/2 day tour today and saw more of the top moai sites. We booked a dinner/show for the evening through the hotel. After showering and getting ready we went over to the show and after much …
sea lions basking in the blue sea
Author
Rhonda Markel
As usual, we awoke to a new location, this time alongside Espinosa Island. Our 2 hour walk brought us close to colourful "Christmas Iguanas" adorned in reds, greens and black. It was …
The first sighting of Antartctica
Author
Cynthia Isaf
The Polar Pioneer moved slowly into The Beagle Channel Ushuaia became only a beautiful memory We spent hours getting to know the layout of our ship And introducing ourselves to our Polar Pioneer …
Duh..I thought this was real and just frozen!
Author
Courtney Jordan
Went to several sites today and learned more about the moai. They really are interesting and there are so many polynesian traits but, then again some Incan as well.
Sea lion pups in the Galapagos
Author
Rhonda Markel
Santa Cruz was very lush and green, quite a contrast to the stark volcanic landscape of the past few days. The Prickly pears, (as tall as trees and with orangy red trunks) and the tropical flowers …
Tippy-toes
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Batting at the pinata   Letter and picture from one the children who enjoyed the holiday celebration Last month, Adventure Life teamed up with our partners in Costa Rica, to sponsor a …
(Espanola) Sea Lion checking me out!
Author
Glory Moore
Lobos Island was a great spot for some final photo ops before heading back home. Took one of my favorite sea lion pup shots there, as well as some more frigate bird and marine iguana photos. Our …
Picture-Perfect Ushuaia
Author
Cynthia Isaf
We traveled to Ushuaia A place we had never been before All we knew was that it was at the tip of Argentina And the place that we were to begin our Antarctica tour Flying into this beautiful …
Giant Sloth Monument
Author
Courtney Jordan
Flight to Easter Island was good and wow, you are really out there in the middle of the ocean. Again a little confusion upon arrival but, got to the hotel ok. It was a little rainy so, we just …
It's a race between the sea lion pup and iguanas
Author
Rhonda Markel
After an early breakfast we walked up the 350+ steps to the summit of the central volcanoe of Bartolome Island. From here we experienced great views of the nearby islands and were exposed to a …
Sea lion coming in from a swim
Author
Glory Moore
First stop -- Bartolome. This is where they filmed Master and Commander. If you ever wondered what it might be like to walk on the moon (with gravity) this would be the place to explore. It's most …
Curious sea lions!
Author
Courtney Jordan
Got picked up around 9am for tour of the city. It is a much larger city than I thought. Saw lots of buildings and monuments all morning. Walked around on our own that afternoon and again had …
Hero shot Rhonda on sea cliff near albatross  colony
Author
Rhonda Markel
During the morning hike on the lava strewn coast of Santiago Island we were treated to the sight of colourful marine iguanas, birds such as yellow warblers, plovers, anis, ostercatchers, finches, …
(Espanola) View above and below the water line
Author
Glory Moore
First stop of the day was on the beautiful island of Rabida with it's gorgeous red sand beaches. We then moved on to James Bay on Santiago island. The spectacular hike was overshadowed by my poor …
Wow - that was A LOT of birds
Author
Courtney Jordan
Left mid-morning for the long trip back to Punta Arenas. Stopped for lunch at the same place and then got to the airport to find that our flight was delayed. No food at the airport and we only got …
juvenile albatross
Author
Rhonda Markel
Every morning I awoke with a smile on my face wondering what the day would bring. I was not once disappointed. I awoke early and made my way to the front of the boat in search of whales. They are …
(Espanola) Lava Lizard
Author
Glory Moore
Another successful day of photography! Not only did I get the usual band of characters -- land iguanas, baby sea lions, Galapagos hawk -- but I was able to photograph a Galapagos sea turtle while …
Mama & baby Penguin burrowed in the ground
Author
Courtney Jordan
Today we got to sleep in a little bit and then we were off for a day of hiking. Was really a great hike and not too challenging. Again saw lots of animals and our joke was to take pictures of them …
Nursing sea lions - not a care in the world
Author
Rhonda Markel
We awoke in Darwin Bay to a view of Genovesa Island. It was but a short panga ride to the beach where Gaby and Pepe, our guides, introduced us to some of the local inhabitants - red-footed boobies, …
(Espanola) Sea Lion and her pup
Author
Glory Moore
Giant land tortoises, that is. Our trip up into the highlands was, again, a bit damp, but that will never stop me from having a great time! What interesting creatures these land tortoises are, and …