Torres del Paine

Oct 16, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer

The legendary, jagged-mountain vistas of Torres del Paine are the very reason many make their way to Chile, and yet, high winds and dense clouds often obstruct the view. But today, when National Geographic Explorer visited the area, the weather gods were the kindest they could be. With an immense blue sky above and view one for which one waits a lifetime, guests explored the rolling hills, searching for wildlife. They were rewarded with sightings of several mountain lions and brackish lakes full of pink flamingos and black-necked swans. From there, we headed south to wilder places, full of gratitude.


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Paul North

Undersea Specialist

Paul North is the founder of the educational nonprofit Meet the Ocean and host of its online podcast. As a polar diver with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic, he tours the remote underwater landscapes of Antarctica and other sub-zero destinations to emphasize the importance, diversity, and unexpected color of the invertebrate kingdom.

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