At sea towards the Falkland Islands

Mar 03, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer

Our second day of the crossing from South Georgia to the Falklands had much gentler seas and the winds died almost completely. A thick fog surrounded us for a good part of the day but it lifted in the afternoon to present us with some enigmatic gray skies and the presence of some the most remarkable sea birds in the world. Wandering albatross and giant petrels followed our wake and made for great opportunities for photos from the back deck. A number of presentations from the staff made for a very pleasant and educational day in preparation for our landings in the Falklands Islands during the next days.

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Santiago Imberti


An ornithologist, photographer, fisherman, climber, and writer, Santiago Imberti was born and raised in southern Patagonia, Argentina. He obtained a degree in tourism and later in ornithology, which allowed him to combine his love for nature and the outdoors with his work as a birdwatcher, naturalist, fly fishing, and mountain guide. He has been guiding trips in Patagonia, the Antarctic, and Arctic for some 25 years.

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