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Houston and Galveston, February, 2016

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Just a few odd shots I took  last month.

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Leaving Ushuaia

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The first 5 photos are from the Tierra del Fuego Mational Park, the last three are from the ships departure from Ushuaia.

 

 

 


Beagle Channel Birds and Sea Lions

 

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After docking at Ushuia I boarded a catamaran to view the wildlife inhabiting small islands in the area.

 

 


Beagle Channel

 

 

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The ship left Punta Arenas going back out the Magellan Channel to the Pacific, South and then turning East into the Beagle Channel on the way to Ushuaia.  The ship passed by glaciers along the way right as the sun was rising.  Limited lighting and a moving ship made for difficult photography.

 

 


Penguins

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Overnight the ship traveled up the Magellan channel and set anchor at Punta Arenas, Chile.  That day’s excursion started with a 20 minute bus ride and a transfer to an extremely slow boat taking another 2 hours to reach Magadalena Island, home to about 500,000 Penguins.  I was able to spend about 80 minutes there taking pictures before the even slower trip back to the ship.  Another group booked a fast boat, it cost considerably less, but it broke down on the way out.  The evening’s departure for Ushuaia presented itself with dramatic scenery.

 


Another Day in Heaven

 

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It takes over 2 days to sail from Puerto Montt to the Magellan Channel.  Most of this time the ship is in an inside passage with mountains on either side.  These images are from the second day.  I was extremely lucky with the weather.  The ship’s naturalist said he had never seen it so good in 5 years.

 

 


Sunrise on the Inside Passage

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Chile’s West coast is lined with islands towering over the channel between them.  I awoke at sunrise and took the first few photos from my stateroom.  At higher elevations there were glaciers.


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