Topic: "Birds and Wildlife of Patagonia and Antarctica" with Vivek Khanzodé
Description: Few places on the planet compare to Antarctica. Antarctica is a land of extremes. It is the coldest, driest and the most remote continent on the planet. It also has the highest average elevation of any continent and has no known terrestrial trees. This unique place was high on our list of places to visit for several years and we finally visited last year. It is a heaven for landscape and nature photographers. From crossing of the Drake's Passage, to sailing through the Beagle Channel, this trip had a lot of firsts for us. Before boarding the ship, we visited the Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire) National Park in Argentina and were lucky enough to see our most desired birds. In Antarctica we saw many species of interest. On our return, we were lucky enough to spot several pelagic species in the Southern Ocean. Our trip took us to Torres del Paine next where we saw the iconic Pumas of Torres del Paine. We also photographed the beautiful landscapes, wildlife and birds. I will present photographs of the landscapes, wildlife, birds and the environs hoping to give the viewers a sense of the places we visited.
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