In order to reach an extremely remote area of the Gran Chaco, our equipment-filled trucks had to be ferried across the river. We were in search of one of the rarest birds in the world, the Blue-throated Macaw.
Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Snorkeling while photographing fish communities commonly found in river ecosystems of the Pantanal. These are two big, scary fish.
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
We arrive before dawn to photograph Andean Condors as they warm up their wings and leave the evening roost.
Valle Chacabuco, Chile
Time to refill the gas tank in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Andean Cordillera.
Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Traversing a beaver dam through a Magellanic subpolar forest. The North American Beaver, responsible for building this dam, is an invasive species in South America.
Patagonia NP, Argentina
German and Laura recover after a surprise encounter with a Puma. Before Tompkins Conservation purchased the land, Puma were killed to protect grazing livestock. This was one of the first seen after the protection and restoration began.
The middle of nowhere, Chile
Just one of a multitude of flat tires we experienced while traveling along the worst roads in southern South America.
Misiones Province, Argentina
Photographing Yacare Caiman on the shores of the Esteros del Iberá wetland, one of the largest fresh water wetlands in the world.
La Meseta del Lago Buenos Aires, Argentina
While warming up in a Gaucho casita, Laura and German review video taken of species and ecosystems found in the future Patagonia National Park.
Photography from a kayak is much less threatening to wildlife than it is on foot or in a land vehicle.
Falkland Islands/Las Malvinas
Sand blows in Laura’s face and equipment as she photographs various species on a cold, windy beach.
Volunteers and researchers from Proyecto Macá Tobiano and Aves Argentina are having a little fun for the camera.
Valdes Peninsula, Argentina
The unique Orca of the Península Valdés are the only population of Orca known to rush out of the surf and on to the beach to catch sea lion pups at the water’s edge.
Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
An orphaned Guanaco befriended us near Lagos las Coloradas, Patagonia. There was very little we could do to help, as we were extremely far from civilization.
Patagonia National Park
Volunteers watch over a Hooded Grebe colony to protect nestlings from predators such as the invasive Mink and native Kelp Gull. The Hooded Grebe is a critically endangered species.
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
These two Pumas rested, played, and hunted as we spent time with them one snowy afternoon. It was one of our most inspiring experiences with wildlife.
On a roadside in Patagonia, Chile
Guanaco often get caught when attempting to jump barbed-wire fence and die when unable to free themselves. It was a pleasure to set this one free and watch as she reunited with the herd grazing in the distance.
Falkland Islands/Las Malvinas
German records King, Magellanic, and Gentoo Penguins as they leave nesting colonies nearby and return to the ocean to hunt.
Esteros del Iberá, Argentina
This young Giant Anteater is being fed by the staff at Tompkins Conservation. The organization has been successful in re-establishing a thriving population of Giant Anteater in Iberá.