First of all, a happy and healthy new year to everyone.

Back home in the beautiful cold Dutch winter. I am really looking forward to a weekend of photography in the snow and cold. But at the same time, the sweet memories from the recent honeymoon to Patagonia travel through my mind. Going through the GB’s of images I created in the far south of Argentina and Chile is a good way of reliving this fascinating trip.
The last post of last year was an image of me photographing the sunset over the Beagle Channel.

It turned out to be both the first and the last sunset we go to witness. The winds were so fierce that the weather was ever-changing and every day at around 7pm, the clouds would come in to spoil an otherwise perfect sunset at a perfect location. During the boattrip on the Beagle Channel at the end of the day, we saw many cormorants of three different species. Lots of them were on their way to the colony rock or fishing and bathing on the open sea. This provided various opportunities to portrait them in the beautiful Tierra del Fuego landscape. Believe me, I did not miss the long lens for a moment. Where that unbelievable ray of light came from? No idea, but sure I was glad it was there!

King Cormorant on Beagle Channel; Canon 1D Mark III w. 70-200/4; 1/4000s at F5.6 and ISO200; handheld from boat.