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The Wild Image Project is a life long journey, taking me around the world to some of the most remote and beautiful places on earth. My goal is to report and show the Beauty of Nature through my photography and videos.
I was back at Las Marias, wrapping up a 3-month assignment..."
Ever since I was a young boy, I found my inspiration and comfort in nature"
I love the wild. I love being in it and feeling it. I love the humbling experience of feeling powerless towards it."
I am sitting on the fence at the Las Marias ranch, in my hand, a gourd filled with Mate. I feel connected."
The next stop was Caviahue, near the Copahuevolcano."
The plan was to drive through the Los Alerces National Park by the Ruta 71"
Once again, almost a year to the day, I am back in Argentina. This time, under the special invitation of the Consulate General of Argentina in New York. The plan is to kayak the Ibera Marshes (the equivalent of the Florida Everglades) and hike the jungle"
The Mexicans call it the Holy Spirit. Sitting on the beach, my eyes fixed a few miles offshore on a group of humpbacks jumping, their tails and flukes slapping the water, much like a baby would do in a bath, I start to understand the sacred spirit of this"
Sailing earth’s waters has always captivated and fascinated man. The vikings sailed to America way before the Europeans. Peruvians explored and helped colonized the Polynesian islands. Darwin discovered the Galapagos and the Falkands onboard the Beagle."
There is not much to compare the whale shark to on land. I don’t believe there is much to compare it to in the water either. This creature stands on alone."
It is said that their migration is the longest one amongst all mammals. Each year gray whales leave the cold nutritious waters of the Chukchi Sea, above Alaska, and head south to Mexico for breeding."
The east coast of Baja California is majestic and dramatic."
The air was fresh and clean. The forest was beautiful - different shades of red, orange, and yellow - on the ground as well as up in the trees. Fall in the Northeast is always spectacular."
I have been lying on the sand for 30 minutes, my eyes glued to the camera. My bones ache. My skin itches. My fingers are numb. I am starting to get cold. I am waiting."
"While out shooting at Punta Norte the other day, I noticed this female sea lion that had a wire around her neck. She must have swam through a while ago."
As I am sitting on the beach, just a couple of feet away from the seals, I sense that my presence is no longer a threat and from there, a connection, a communication is established."
We were at the end of the road. But our journey was only beginning. We got out of the jeep and proceeded to unload the kayaks from the trailer. We were all anxious - like children, the night before christmas, about to open their gifts."
"The unexpected. The surprise. Time and space coming together to create a moment of bliss."
We had been driving for a while when we left the main road behind. From the fairly flat landscape our eyes had become accustomed, we found ourselves slowly going down a twisted dirt road - high walls on each side, perhaps 50 meters high."
Saturday night, I am watching a documentary called “El Rey de las Ballenas” (The Whale King). It was produced by MC4 Grenoble, a French company, in 1987 and is about Mariano Van Gelderen, a man born in Bahia Blanca in 1945."
We were all sitting at the table, sharing food and stories. Fried anchovies, calamari and clams, all fresh from the morning, each of us telling his Nature stories."
We were supposed to leave that evening. The plan was to kayak a couple of hours, pass Puerto Pardelas, and camp before Punta Alt."
In a world where more than half of the population lives in cities, we tend to forget there is even a night sky."
Our adventure started in Camarones, a wonderful little village by the Natural Reserve Cabo Dos Bahias."