New Island, West Falklands

Mar 10, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


From the time we arose at 6:15 a.m. to watch the sunrise off New Island in the West Falklands until the time the crescent moon appeared at sunset, we were blessed with an exquisite and enriching day. During the morning, we visited a bustling black-browned albatross and rockhopper penguin colony perched over the crashing sea below. In the afternoon, about 50 of us made our way by foot across this rugged yet stunning island to a gentoo penguin colony and sprawling sandy beach.

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Doug Gualtieri

Naturalist

Doug Gualtieri has worked as a Naturalist interpretive guide for over 20 years, beginning his career in Denali National Park and Preserve at a remote wilderness lodge leading hikes and giving lectures on the ecology and wildlife of that region. Later he began leading Lindblad Expeditions land extensions to Denali in 2002 and has worked with Lindblad in some form or another ever since. With a background in Biology and a lifelong passion for the natural world Doug moved to Talkeetna, Alaska in 1999 from his home state of Michigan, and never looked back.

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