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Expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia,
Cape Horn, Falklands & Tierra Del Fuego

On this virtual tour you may see: Majestic mountains dipped in snow...
Crystalline waterways... Whales, seals, Soaring Andes condors...
Ice-blue Glaciers that shimmer like jewels..



Beaver damage in Tierra Del Fuego

 



Typical spear head of Tierra Del Fuego

 

 






Cristina, one ot the last two pure Yagan Indians on left with her friend,

Candelaria, in the Ukika Indian village-Puerto Williams

 

 





A Tierra Del Fuego Gaucho

 

 

 







Catching King Crab in the Beagle Channel

 

 

 

 

 


Ursula and Cristina Calderon,
the last two living Yagan Indians

 






A Beech tree bent over from the strong Tierra Del Fuego West winds

 

 






Horses on the Beagle Channel

 

 

 


Tierra Del Fuego winter




Over the years I have read thousands of pages about Tierra del Fuego.
Many sleepless nights were rendered bearable and even pleasant in this way.
Once - alas, all too briefly - I was able to go there, and between gusts of wind
and showers of rain everything I had read about it was confirmed.
Images, landscapes and faces continued to stray into my thoughts.
Until I came across Patrick Bollen's photographs. They took me right back.
I was in that ship in the Beagle Channel again. I could see Navarino island on the far shore.
I recognized the people and walked through the streets. I looked at the windswept light
and savoured the smell of land and sea. Of houses and buildings.
Of grossly overheated rooms. Of a past that always weighs down on the present.
This book will be in my hands on many more nights.
Because every photograph is a long story in itself

Dree Peremans
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