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Magellanic Penguin
Author
Steve Dolberg
One day later, however, we were on the east side of East Falkland, at Stanley, where we were able to spend the entire day on shore. In the morning we did a wonderful hike, led by several locals in …
One of many navigational map photos I took along the way
Author
K. Peyton McCollum
The winds calmed and we had our first zodiac boarding experience. I felt surefooted throughout, but was more concerned about sea spray on the camera equipment. That over-paranoia eased as the days …
Look At Those Feet! (Falkland Steamer Duck)
Author
Steve Dolberg
Our next site was Carcass Island, popular with birders as it has no cats or rats and as a result has a variety of birds not found on other islands in the archipelago. Unfortunately, conditions there …
Commerson Dolphins
Author
K. Peyton McCollum
So..... our first landing at Carcass Island was planned, excitement was in the air, as was the wind, unfortunately. The crew sent out a test zodiac and they determined, correctly, that landing was …
Commersons Dolphin
Author
Steve Dolberg
The next morning we were in what felt like calm water, at West Point Island, off the northwest point of West Falkland. When the expedition staff tried to land, however, they determined that the surf …
Sunset our first night at sea
Author
K. Peyton McCollum
Day 2 was spent at sea, getting adjusted to the rolling boat and enjoying the excitement of each new bird species flying overhead. The zoom lenses were everywhere, with panicky blurry shots in the …
Northern Giant Petrel
Author
Steve Dolberg
Under the command of a pilot we headed out of port and east into the Beagle Channel, bound for the Falkland Islands. Meanwhile, we gathered for dinner and our first presentation by the expedition …
Setting off towards the Falkland Islands on Ortelius
Author
K. Peyton McCollum
After several days of travel adventures from the US, including a major plane delay mishap, I finally arrived in Ushuaia and prepared to board my home for the next 18 days, the Ortelius. The stress of …
South American Terns
Author
Steve Dolberg
After a late evening arrival in Ushuaia, I had a full day free to explore the city before the scheduled time to board our vessel, the MV Ortelius. The Ortelius is an ice-strengthened vessel built in …
Olivaceous Cormorant
Author
Steve Dolberg
One day in January 2012 I was on my own in the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park, about a four hour drive from my home in Missoula, Montana, watching wolves. The temperature was -20F. Two …
Travelers celebrating on the top of Dead Womans Pass on the Inca Trail
Author
Elizabeth Conway
A hungry and happy group of trekkers after conquering the Inca Trail's Dead Woman's Pass A hardy hike deserves nothing less than some hardy food -- and on our Inca Trail treks you'll get it; …

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