Falklands, South Georgia

and Antarctica

Nov 2011


For nearly a month, I was on the expedition ship Ushuaia with about 80 fellow passengers. We departed from Ushuaia, Argentina and visited the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. All of these places are magical destinations — amazing scenery and wildlife. I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to visit these locations.

The tour was arranged by Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris. Joe, along with his staff and the ship’s crew, did a great job keeping us safe, giving us great photographic opportunities, and educating us along the way.

Click on the photos below to view galleries from each of the locations.

Falkland Islands — I expected that this would be a boring stop on the way to South Georgia, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Falklands (referred to as the Malvinas by Argentinians) offered some amazing scenery and wildlife of its own.

South Georgia Island — This was the part of the trip that I was most eagerly anticipating, and I was not disappointed. In many respects, this was the most wild place we visited. It was definitely the most rich in wildlife.

Antarctic Peninsula — I had visited the peninsula several years earlier, so I knew what to expect for this part of the trip, but I was once again struck by the beauty of the place.

Copyright © 2011 Eric Traut