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Beth Wald

It’s an amazing gift to be allowed into people's lives- I try to honor this privilege by making the most honest images I can

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  • The skies of Patagonia…for me, they are one of its most defining and beautiful elements and a constant wonder, especially during the long slow sunrises and sunsets of mid-winter, as layers of clouds catch the low rays of light of the sun just over the horizon, and colors change from turquoise to fuschia to mandarin orange.  These photos were taken from the Andes to the Atlantic over the last month or so… I hope they brighten your Monday!  Follow me for more images over the next weeks as I explore the winter landscapes of Patagonia and conservation initiatives.  @thephotosociety @ilcp_photographers @tompkins_conservation  #patagoniasky #bigskies
  • The skies of Patagonia…for me, they are one of its most defining and beautiful elements and a constant wonder, especially during the long slow sunrises and sunsets of mid-winter, as layers of clouds catch the low rays of light of the sun just over the horizon, and colors change from turquoise to fuschia to mandarin orange. These photos were taken from the Andes to the Atlantic over the last month or so… I hope they brighten your Monday! Follow me for more images over the next weeks as I explore the winter landscapes of Patagonia and conservation initiatives. @thephotosociety @ilcp_photographers @tompkins_conservation #patagoniasky #bigskies
  •  811  23  15 July, 2019
  • As northern latitudes enter the dog days of mid-summer, it is mid-winter at the tip of South America and the sun sets early along the Atlantic coast of Argentine Patagonia and nights are cold…  fires must be well stoked to make it through the long nights.  But marine life thrives in the productive waters of the South Atlantic, like the young elephant seals in the following photos, who bask in the winter sun on pebble beaches in Chubut Province. These massive mammals can reach up to 5 meters long, weigh up to 8,800 pounds! Males spend up to 80% of their life feeding on fish in the South Atlantic, an ocean that is pristine and largely unexplored but is also one of the world’s seas most threatened by overfishing.  I have been documenting the work of CLT Argentina, the Argentine team of Tompkins Conservation, and their efforts to protect the Argentine seas.  Last year they helped create the country’s first two National Marine Parks off the coast of Tierra del Fuego.  CLT Argentina is also working with the provincial government and local communities in Chubut to protect land and sea along this wild coast.  Follow me for more images over the next weeks as I explore the winter landscapes of Patagonia! @thephotosociety @ilcp_photographers @tompkins_conservation  #patagoniawild #sinazulnohayverde #marinemammals
  • As northern latitudes enter the dog days of mid-summer, it is mid-winter at the tip of South America and the sun sets early along the Atlantic coast of Argentine Patagonia and nights are cold… fires must be well stoked to make it through the long nights. But marine life thrives in the productive waters of the South Atlantic, like the young elephant seals in the following photos, who bask in the winter sun on pebble beaches in Chubut Province. These massive mammals can reach up to 5 meters long, weigh up to 8,800 pounds! Males spend up to 80% of their life feeding on fish in the South Atlantic, an ocean that is pristine and largely unexplored but is also one of the world’s seas most threatened by overfishing. I have been documenting the work of CLT Argentina, the Argentine team of Tompkins Conservation, and their efforts to protect the Argentine seas. Last year they helped create the country’s first two National Marine Parks off the coast of Tierra del Fuego. CLT Argentina is also working with the provincial government and local communities in Chubut to protect land and sea along this wild coast. Follow me for more images over the next weeks as I explore the winter landscapes of Patagonia! @thephotosociety @ilcp_photographers @tompkins_conservation #patagoniawild #sinazulnohayverde #marinemammals
  •  516  8  10 July, 2019
  • Today is a day to both celebrate the best of America and the promise of its ideals and values as well as acknowledge the injustice and inequality that are at the bedrock of this country’s founding and development and which persist today.  One thing to celebrate is the legacy of our public lands, like the Stikine-Le Conte Wilderness in  Southeast Alaska seen in these photos: Shafts of sunlight break through clouds over the Coast Range; braided channels of the Stikine River; a black bear fishes for salmon on Anan Creek.  For me, the idea that the existence of wilderness, of vast wild places where human presence is hardly felt, has intrinsic value as part of our national heritage and must be protected, is one of America’s greatest gifts to the world.  Our public lands-National Parks, National forests, grasslands, seashores, our wildlife refuges, wild and scenic rivers and wilderness areas - are iconic and emblematic of America and belong to all citizens.  We all need tonwork to protect them.  @thephotosociety
@ilcp_photographers #wildindependence #wildfourth #protectpubliclands 
#thebestidea #alaskawild  #americanwilderness
  • Today is a day to both celebrate the best of America and the promise of its ideals and values as well as acknowledge the injustice and inequality that are at the bedrock of this country’s founding and development and which persist today. One thing to celebrate is the legacy of our public lands, like the Stikine-Le Conte Wilderness in Southeast Alaska seen in these photos: Shafts of sunlight break through clouds over the Coast Range; braided channels of the Stikine River; a black bear fishes for salmon on Anan Creek. For me, the idea that the existence of wilderness, of vast wild places where human presence is hardly felt, has intrinsic value as part of our national heritage and must be protected, is one of America’s greatest gifts to the world. Our public lands-National Parks, National forests, grasslands, seashores, our wildlife refuges, wild and scenic rivers and wilderness areas - are iconic and emblematic of America and belong to all citizens. We all need tonwork to protect them. @thephotosociety
    @ilcp_photographers #wildindependence #wildfourth #protectpubliclands
    #thebestidea #alaskawild #americanwilderness
  •  630  16  4 July, 2019
  • Although winter along the Patagonia coast in southern Argentina is harsh and inhospitable for humans, it is refuge to all kinds of birds and animals - from small terns to giant whales - who thrive on the rich marine life of the South Atlantic.  In the first photos, sea lions share a rock with a rookery of cormorants and the occasional passing gull and tern, on Islas Blancas near the town of Camarones in Chubut Province; the third is of where the Patagonia steppe meets the sea near Puerto Madryn.  As we approach World Environment Day on June 5, it is also important to note that the South Atlantic is also one of the world’s most threatened oceans – by overfishing, by-catch of seabirds, sharks and other species, by contamination from plastic, chemical residue and oil spills and the result is that 63% of sea species are threatened with extinction. In the Patagonian sea alone there are more than 60 endangered species.  The government of Argentina, with the support of organizations like @cltargentina (Conservation Land Trust) the Argentine team of Tompkins Conservation, is making efforts to protect its seas, with the creation late last year of the country’s first two National Marine Parks off the coast of Tierra del Fuego.  CLT Argentina is also working with the provincial government and local communities in Chubut to protect land and sea along this wild coast.  Follow me for more images over the next weeks as I explore the winter landscapes of Patagonia! @ilcp_photographers @tompkins_conservation #worldenvironmentday #patagoniawild #marinewild #sinazulnohayverde
  • Although winter along the Patagonia coast in southern Argentina is harsh and inhospitable for humans, it is refuge to all kinds of birds and animals - from small terns to giant whales - who thrive on the rich marine life of the South Atlantic. In the first photos, sea lions share a rock with a rookery of cormorants and the occasional passing gull and tern, on Islas Blancas near the town of Camarones in Chubut Province; the third is of where the Patagonia steppe meets the sea near Puerto Madryn. As we approach World Environment Day on June 5, it is also important to note that the South Atlantic is also one of the world’s most threatened oceans – by overfishing, by-catch of seabirds, sharks and other species, by contamination from plastic, chemical residue and oil spills and the result is that 63% of sea species are threatened with extinction. In the Patagonian sea alone there are more than 60 endangered species. The government of Argentina, with the support of organizations like @cltargentina (Conservation Land Trust) the Argentine team of Tompkins Conservation, is making efforts to protect its seas, with the creation late last year of the country’s first two National Marine Parks off the coast of Tierra del Fuego. CLT Argentina is also working with the provincial government and local communities in Chubut to protect land and sea along this wild coast. Follow me for more images over the next weeks as I explore the winter landscapes of Patagonia! @ilcp_photographers @tompkins_conservation #worldenvironmentday #patagoniawild #marinewild #sinazulnohayverde
  •  653  8  4 June, 2019
  • Even as days lengthen and tempertures rise in the northern hemisphere, winter is on the march down here in Patagonia, where I am exploring the wild landscapes and wildly scenic routes of Santa Cruz and the new Patagonia National Park.  In this photo, taken a couple days ago, one of the first snows of the winter blankest the Jeinimeni Range in white, seen from Ruta 41 which runs along the border with Chile between Paso Roballos and Los Antiguos.  In the following photos, an immature black-chested buzzard eagle endures the snowstorm, and a sign near the highest point on this remote dirt road points the way forward.  Patagonia Park conserves fragile steppe landscape, wetlands, canyons and wildlife from hooded grebes to pumas as well as invaluable archaeological sites.  I am @onassignment for @cltargentina in this this beautiful and wild part of the world, follow me at @bethjwald for more images over the next weeks. @ilcp_photographers @tompkins_conservation @parquepatagoniaargentina #santacruz #patagoniawild #nationalparks
  • Even as days lengthen and tempertures rise in the northern hemisphere, winter is on the march down here in Patagonia, where I am exploring the wild landscapes and wildly scenic routes of Santa Cruz and the new Patagonia National Park. In this photo, taken a couple days ago, one of the first snows of the winter blankest the Jeinimeni Range in white, seen from Ruta 41 which runs along the border with Chile between Paso Roballos and Los Antiguos. In the following photos, an immature black-chested buzzard eagle endures the snowstorm, and a sign near the highest point on this remote dirt road points the way forward. Patagonia Park conserves fragile steppe landscape, wetlands, canyons and wildlife from hooded grebes to pumas as well as invaluable archaeological sites. I am @onassignment for @cltargentina in this this beautiful and wild part of the world, follow me at @bethjwald for more images over the next weeks. @ilcp_photographers @tompkins_conservation @parquepatagoniaargentina #santacruz #patagoniawild #nationalparks
  •  606  11  31 May, 2019
  • Children and parents enjoy the dusk and the fountains of the beautiful Nagsh-e Jahan Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Isfahan, Iran - the square is surrounded by a palace, covered markets and spectacular mosques, and in the evening, it thrives with life.  Iranians of all ages gather to enjoy the beauty and their unique Persian heritage.  I had the amazing privilege to travel through Iran last year, learning about Iranian history, art, culture, food and meeting the Iranian people who were overwhelmingly welcoming.  @thephotosociety #persia #iran #oneworld
  • Children and parents enjoy the dusk and the fountains of the beautiful Nagsh-e Jahan Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Isfahan, Iran - the square is surrounded by a palace, covered markets and spectacular mosques, and in the evening, it thrives with life. Iranians of all ages gather to enjoy the beauty and their unique Persian heritage. I had the amazing privilege to travel through Iran last year, learning about Iranian history, art, culture, food and meeting the Iranian people who were overwhelmingly welcoming. @thephotosociety #persia #iran #oneworld
  •  460  7  27 May, 2019
  • On Alam Kooh, in the Alborz mountains of Iran, we shared the love of mountains and the desire to climb them – some came to find hard new routes up the massive North Face, for others it is challenge enough to hike the long trail up the south side to reach the summit at 15,765 feet (4800 meters). For each, the challenge thrills, the air is thin and the summit offers incredible views.  And then one has to go down.  Photos are: @brittany_griffith and @katerutherford topping out on Alam Kooh after climbing a new version of a hard line on the north face with @annegilbertchase;  An Iranian climber from a mountain club raises his hand in triumph as he nears the summit of Alam Kooh;  Iranian climbers and hikers on the summit; Griffith, Rutherford, Gilbert and Iranain climbers navigate the complicated descent back to basecamp as the sun fades.  See more photos and a story about our journey in the current Patagonia Journal/Catalog. #whatconnectsus #passionformountains #climbiran #alborzmountains @patagonia @thephotosociety
  • On Alam Kooh, in the Alborz mountains of Iran, we shared the love of mountains and the desire to climb them – some came to find hard new routes up the massive North Face, for others it is challenge enough to hike the long trail up the south side to reach the summit at 15,765 feet (4800 meters). For each, the challenge thrills, the air is thin and the summit offers incredible views. And then one has to go down. Photos are: @brittany_griffith and @katerutherford topping out on Alam Kooh after climbing a new version of a hard line on the north face with @annegilbertchase; An Iranian climber from a mountain club raises his hand in triumph as he nears the summit of Alam Kooh; Iranian climbers and hikers on the summit; Griffith, Rutherford, Gilbert and Iranain climbers navigate the complicated descent back to basecamp as the sun fades. See more photos and a story about our journey in the current Patagonia Journal/Catalog. #whatconnectsus #passionformountains #climbiran #alborzmountains @patagonia @thephotosociety
  •  359  9  16 May, 2019
  • How can the love of wild nature and of remote, untrammeled places connect us, across politics, across borders, across history?  As the rhetoric against Iran has amped up over the last weeks, I have been thinking of a trip I made to the mountains of the Arboz range and other places in Iran last year with three intrepid American climbers.  We found so many people who welcomed us, especially in the mountains, and despite obvious differences between our backgrounds, we all shared the same passion for high, rocky realms, the same joy at breathing the cold, pure air and sleeping under a blanket of stars.  In these photos, an Iranian climber makes his way along the summit ridge of Alam Kooh, the second highest peak in Iran; Iranian climber Sholmaz shares big wall beta with Patagonia ambassador @annegilbertchase;  Iranian climbers pitch their tents in a moraine with Alam Kooh’s huge face looming above.  The connections that we made with Iranian climbers and others that we met in the mountains and the cities is the reason that we travel – it is so much harder to paint a country with one ugly brush stroke when you have walked their trails, seen their mountains, eaten the food and cooked together, received the hospitality of its people, laughed and shared stories with them.  We need this kind of compassion and connection more than ever now. Thanks to @patagonia for making our connection to the beautiful people and mountains of Iran possible, and to @brittany_griffith, @katerutherford and @annegilbertchase for inviting me on their great adventure!  See more photos and a story about our journey in the current Patagonia Journal/Catalog.  #whatconnectsus #passionformountains #iranclimbs #protectwhatyoulove #iranclimbs @thephotosociety @patagonia
  • How can the love of wild nature and of remote, untrammeled places connect us, across politics, across borders, across history? As the rhetoric against Iran has amped up over the last weeks, I have been thinking of a trip I made to the mountains of the Arboz range and other places in Iran last year with three intrepid American climbers. We found so many people who welcomed us, especially in the mountains, and despite obvious differences between our backgrounds, we all shared the same passion for high, rocky realms, the same joy at breathing the cold, pure air and sleeping under a blanket of stars. In these photos, an Iranian climber makes his way along the summit ridge of Alam Kooh, the second highest peak in Iran; Iranian climber Sholmaz shares big wall beta with Patagonia ambassador @annegilbertchase; Iranian climbers pitch their tents in a moraine with Alam Kooh’s huge face looming above. The connections that we made with Iranian climbers and others that we met in the mountains and the cities is the reason that we travel – it is so much harder to paint a country with one ugly brush stroke when you have walked their trails, seen their mountains, eaten the food and cooked together, received the hospitality of its people, laughed and shared stories with them. We need this kind of compassion and connection more than ever now. Thanks to @patagonia for making our connection to the beautiful people and mountains of Iran possible, and to @brittany_griffith, @katerutherford and @annegilbertchase for inviting me on their great adventure! See more photos and a story about our journey in the current Patagonia Journal/Catalog. #whatconnectsus #passionformountains #iranclimbs #protectwhatyoulove #iranclimbs @thephotosociety @patagonia
  •  380  14  13 May, 2019
  • On this Earth Day, I am thinking a lot about what it will take to move from mottos to action to actually stopping the extinction crisis that is threatening our fellow creatures that share this beautiful, troubled Earth with us.  I am thinking how easy it is to despair and feel powerless, but we need individual action, pressure  on local, regional and national governments, and we need new models and ideas, grand, bold and fearless vision .  I have been seeing this kind of vision and on the ground results in the work that the Conservation Land Trust, the Argentine team of Tompkins Conservation, has been doing in Argentina to REVERSE extinction of species and to restore ecosystems by not just creating large scale protected areas, but by actually “re-wilding” them – returning the full complement of species to wild places.  The jaguar, the green-winged macaw, pampas deer, the giant anteater pictured here – and others are all in the process of being restored to parts of Argentina where they are currently extinct or endangered.  It is a model that can and should be replicated, along with our own actions. We all need to work towards the restoration of wild species and the remaining wildlands so that future generations of all species, including our own, can celebrate many more Earth days to come.  #earthday #protectourspecies #natureneedshalf @cltargentina  @parqueiberacorrientes 
@tompkins_conservation  #esterosdelibera
  • On this Earth Day, I am thinking a lot about what it will take to move from mottos to action to actually stopping the extinction crisis that is threatening our fellow creatures that share this beautiful, troubled Earth with us. I am thinking how easy it is to despair and feel powerless, but we need individual action, pressure on local, regional and national governments, and we need new models and ideas, grand, bold and fearless vision . I have been seeing this kind of vision and on the ground results in the work that the Conservation Land Trust, the Argentine team of Tompkins Conservation, has been doing in Argentina to REVERSE extinction of species and to restore ecosystems by not just creating large scale protected areas, but by actually “re-wilding” them – returning the full complement of species to wild places. The jaguar, the green-winged macaw, pampas deer, the giant anteater pictured here – and others are all in the process of being restored to parts of Argentina where they are currently extinct or endangered. It is a model that can and should be replicated, along with our own actions. We all need to work towards the restoration of wild species and the remaining wildlands so that future generations of all species, including our own, can celebrate many more Earth days to come. #earthday #protectourspecies #natureneedshalf @cltargentina @parqueiberacorrientes
    @tompkins_conservation #esterosdelibera
  •  510  13  23 April, 2019
  • The Milky Way of the southern hemisphere arches over a hut made of marsh grass and reeds, on a small low island in the middle of the Esteros del Iberá, a vast marshlands with really dark skies in Corrientes Province of northern Argentina.  Scattered across the Esteros are a few “parajes”, small clusters of families who live on these low islands, building homes of the local materials and grazing a few cattle in the marshes – the main transport in and out of the parajes is by horse and canoe.  Some inhabitants of the esteros are descendants of the original Guarani people of this part of Argentina and a few speak no Spanish. It is a unique way of life that is quickly disappearing; but the Conservation Land Trust (CLT), the Argentine team of Tompkins Conservation, is working with some of these families to develop local eco-tourism options that will allow them to continue to follow their old traditions along with conserving wildlife and freshwater environments. I will be posting more photos of this remote and fascinating corner of northern Argentina this week, so check back! @cltargentina  @parqueiberacorrientes @tompkins_conservation  #esterosdelibera #darkskies #milkyway #guarani #wetlands @thephotosociety @ilcp_phototographers
  • The Milky Way of the southern hemisphere arches over a hut made of marsh grass and reeds, on a small low island in the middle of the Esteros del Iberá, a vast marshlands with really dark skies in Corrientes Province of northern Argentina. Scattered across the Esteros are a few “parajes”, small clusters of families who live on these low islands, building homes of the local materials and grazing a few cattle in the marshes – the main transport in and out of the parajes is by horse and canoe. Some inhabitants of the esteros are descendants of the original Guarani people of this part of Argentina and a few speak no Spanish. It is a unique way of life that is quickly disappearing; but the Conservation Land Trust (CLT), the Argentine team of Tompkins Conservation, is working with some of these families to develop local eco-tourism options that will allow them to continue to follow their old traditions along with conserving wildlife and freshwater environments. I will be posting more photos of this remote and fascinating corner of northern Argentina this week, so check back! @cltargentina @parqueiberacorrientes @tompkins_conservation #esterosdelibera #darkskies #milkyway #guarani #wetlands @thephotosociety @ilcp_phototographers
  •  452  8  10 April, 2019
  • The incomparable beauty of the jaguar is a symbol of power, courage, dignity, wilderness across the Americas, from Mexico to central South America; the word “jaguar” comes from the indigenous Guarani word “yaguarete.” In Corrientes Province in Argentina, where many people still speak Guarani and identify strongly with the jaguar, the yaguarete is poised to return after being hunted to extinction over 75 years ago. The young female jaguar Isis in this photo is part of a ground-breaking reintroduction program in the vast marshlands of the Esteros del Iberá, a project of the Conservation Land Trust (CLT), the Argentine team of Tompkins Conservation; she is from a rescue center in neighboring Brazil, and although she has been too long in captivity to be released into the wild, her cubs may have that chance.  Already two young jaguars, Aramí and Mbaraté, cubs of another zoo-born female jaguar, are being raised isolated from human contact in at the Yaguarete Reintroduction Center in Iberá – they turn ten months old this weekend! In the second photo, wildlife biologist Natalie Mufato monitors their behavior with close-circuit cameras in their 3.5 acre enclosure. The cubs are big and healthy and already hunt their own live prey – see videos at the CLT feed:  @cltargentina  Once big enough, they will be moved to a 74 acre enclosure where they will get used to all the habitats and prey that they will find in the Esteros once they are finally released, see last photo. I am in northern Argentina documenting CLT and other conservation projects, check out more images on my feed @bethjwald and on CLT’s: @cltargentina @parqueiberacorrientes @tompkins_conservation

#esterosdelibera #rewilding #wetlands #argentinawild #nationalparks #bigcats #thejaguarreturns #yaguarete @thephotosociety @iclp_photographers
  • The incomparable beauty of the jaguar is a symbol of power, courage, dignity, wilderness across the Americas, from Mexico to central South America; the word “jaguar” comes from the indigenous Guarani word “yaguarete.” In Corrientes Province in Argentina, where many people still speak Guarani and identify strongly with the jaguar, the yaguarete is poised to return after being hunted to extinction over 75 years ago. The young female jaguar Isis in this photo is part of a ground-breaking reintroduction program in the vast marshlands of the Esteros del Iberá, a project of the Conservation Land Trust (CLT), the Argentine team of Tompkins Conservation; she is from a rescue center in neighboring Brazil, and although she has been too long in captivity to be released into the wild, her cubs may have that chance. Already two young jaguars, Aramí and Mbaraté, cubs of another zoo-born female jaguar, are being raised isolated from human contact in at the Yaguarete Reintroduction Center in Iberá – they turn ten months old this weekend! In the second photo, wildlife biologist Natalie Mufato monitors their behavior with close-circuit cameras in their 3.5 acre enclosure. The cubs are big and healthy and already hunt their own live prey – see videos at the CLT feed: @cltargentina Once big enough, they will be moved to a 74 acre enclosure where they will get used to all the habitats and prey that they will find in the Esteros once they are finally released, see last photo. I am in northern Argentina documenting CLT and other conservation projects, check out more images on my feed @bethjwald and on CLT’s: @cltargentina @parqueiberacorrientes @tompkins_conservation

    #esterosdelibera #rewilding #wetlands #argentinawild #nationalparks #bigcats #thejaguarreturns #yaguarete @thephotosociety @iclp_photographers
  •  565  12  7 April, 2019
  • I am staying on the same continent as the last several posts, but moving south, to the vast wetlands called the Esteros del Iberá in the province of Corrientes in northern Argentina.  In these photos, the sun sets over the marshes, which harbors a large diversity of wildlife and bird life – here, a caiman (locally called yacaré, scientific name Caiman yacare) soaks up the last rays of sun, as does a southern screamer (know as a chaha, scientific name  Chauna torquata) in the second picture, on the edge of the Esteros in Iberá National Park.  Iberá, which means “brilliant waters” in the indigenous language of Guarani, is also the location of the most ambitious re-wilding program in the Americas.  Conservation Land Trust (CLT) is the Argentine team of Tompkins Conservation, founded by Doug and Kristine Tompkins - CLT is working to restore the fauna that went extinct in the region, in the province, and in some cases in the country, due to many generations of hunting and habitat loss – including jaguars, giant anteater, macaws and many other species. I will be documenting CLT projects over the next months and helping them to get the word out about their incredible and visionary work not only in re-widling, but park creation (Iberá is one of Argentina’s newest parks and is its largest), and reinforcement of local culture and economies.  I’ll be posting more images this week and over the next months from Iberá and other parts of Argentina where CLT is working – so please check back soon! www.proyectoibera.org  #esterosdelibera #rewilding #wetlands #argentinawild @cltargentina @parqueiberacorrientes @tompkins_conservation @iclp_photographers @thephotosociety
  • I am staying on the same continent as the last several posts, but moving south, to the vast wetlands called the Esteros del Iberá in the province of Corrientes in northern Argentina. In these photos, the sun sets over the marshes, which harbors a large diversity of wildlife and bird life – here, a caiman (locally called yacaré, scientific name Caiman yacare) soaks up the last rays of sun, as does a southern screamer (know as a chaha, scientific name Chauna torquata) in the second picture, on the edge of the Esteros in Iberá National Park. Iberá, which means “brilliant waters” in the indigenous language of Guarani, is also the location of the most ambitious re-wilding program in the Americas. Conservation Land Trust (CLT) is the Argentine team of Tompkins Conservation, founded by Doug and Kristine Tompkins - CLT is working to restore the fauna that went extinct in the region, in the province, and in some cases in the country, due to many generations of hunting and habitat loss – including jaguars, giant anteater, macaws and many other species. I will be documenting CLT projects over the next months and helping them to get the word out about their incredible and visionary work not only in re-widling, but park creation (Iberá is one of Argentina’s newest parks and is its largest), and reinforcement of local culture and economies. I’ll be posting more images this week and over the next months from Iberá and other parts of Argentina where CLT is working – so please check back soon! www.proyectoibera.org #esterosdelibera #rewilding #wetlands #argentinawild @cltargentina @parqueiberacorrientes @tompkins_conservation @iclp_photographers @thephotosociety
  •  536  12  4 April, 2019