Karukinka Reserve, Chile

Nov 04, 2017 - National Geographic Orion

The landscape told us of the windswept nature of this fjord. The trees wore a botanical comb-over, their branches bent and trained by blusterous winds. But this was not to be our experience at Karukinka Reserve in Chile. The winds were calm to non-existent, the skies were blue, and the snowcapped mountains and their sagging glaciers were stunningly beautiful.  Wildlife and a harsh yet magnificent landscape, two elements that combine and create the magic of Patagonia.  

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Linda Burback

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Linda and her Air Force family moved extensively throughout the U.S. when she was a child. Linda continues to travel and explore a broader spectrum of the world as a naturalist with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic. Linda earned her B.Sc. in horticulture from the University of Arizona in 1985 and worked with this degree in the commercial cactus industry for sixteen years.

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Brian Christiansen

Brian Christiansen

Video Chronicler

Brian is an adventure seeker traveling the planet in search of deeper connections with our world's complex ecology.  Brought up in Utah, home to some of the most dramatic margins a coastal desert can offer so far inland, his appreciation for protecting our precious places runs deep. He holds a degree in motion picture, video and theatre arts from Montana State University, a school dedicated to broadening students' horizons by allowing them to explore curriculums well outside their major.

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