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’s passion for the natural world started at an early age in his home state of Michigan. He received two biology degrees from Central Michigan University, and later went on to get a master’s degree in conservation biology. His education led him to study a diverse range of natural sciences, with an emphasis on ecology, animal behavior, and migratory birds. Shortly after leaving the academic world, Doug migrated north to Alaska with his trusty Siberian husky, Koda. He began working as a naturalist in Denali National Park in 1999. For over seven years he has shared his love of Alaska and Denali’s six million acres with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic guests, as trip leader for the Denali Land Extension based at the North Face Lodge deep within the park.

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