Karukinka Private Reserve | Patagonia

Oct 19, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


A morning at sea after what seems to have been weeks of exploration was a welcome rest today. We filled the hours with interesting talks from the natural history staff, punctuated by delicious meals from our galley team. We were heading in the direction of Karukinka Private Reserve. The park is a well-protected area managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society, which received the land from Goldman Sachs after mining investors failed to meet the terms of their lease, and the land was seized. Now Chile and the WCS jointly manage the massive private park. It was our privilege to get to visit the area in the afternoon and make a landing amongst scores of Andean condors and southern elephant seals. In the evening, we set sail for the southern reaches of the Darwin range on Tierra Del Fuego.

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James Hyde

Naturalist

James is your typical free-range Pacific Northwest outdoorsy type. Born in Seattle and reared nearby on Vashon Island, he is most comfortable in slightly cold and damp weather. James joined the Lindblad team in July 2016 as a dive buddy and has been in love with expedition travel since. On his own he has traveled to Europe, Asia, and Australia, but with Lindblad he hopes to continue his adventures across the globe, searching out the beauties of the natural world. An avid scuba diver James can’t help being excited about whales, sharks, and pinnipeds, but he will also happily bend your ear about underwater slugs and invertebrates. It’s best just to humor him about these things.

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