New Island, Falkland Islands

Oct 26, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer


After our amazing nighttime visit in search of thousands of slender-billed prions returning to their nests, we discovered New Island in daylight. We spent the morning getting acquainted with rockhopper penguins, black-browed albatross, and blue-eyed shags, among many other bird species that nest in this private preserve. In the afternoon, some of us hiked across the island to see a gentoo penguin colony while others arrived there by ship, which was repositioned to meet us at the end of the hike.

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Santiago Imberti

Naturalist

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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