Isla De Los Estados, Argentina

Oct 23, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer

Our final day of this two-week expedition was a fitting end to our explorations of Patagonia and Isla de Los Estados (Staten Island). So few people have visited Staten Island that every outing was a new adventure, with today serving as the perfect reminder as to why this place is so special. We spent the entire morning cruising the shores of Isla Observatorio, teeming with thousands of seabirds and pinnipeds; every little nook of kelp-covered shoreline and ridge was packed with life. In the afternoon, we set anchor at Puerto Roca on the main island and set out for a leisurely stroll along the fine, sandy beach, taking time to reflect and soak in the magnificent scenery.  

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Doug Gualtieri


Doug Gualtieri has worked as a Naturalist interpretive guide for over 20 years, beginning his career in Denali National Park and Preserve at a remote wilderness lodge leading hikes and giving lectures on the ecology and wildlife of that region. Later he began leading Lindblad Expeditions land extensions to Denali in 2002 and has worked with Lindblad in some form or another ever since. With a background in Biology and a lifelong passion for the natural world Doug moved to Talkeetna, Alaska in 1999 from his home state of Michigan, and never looked back.

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