Our Nat Geo Patagonia crew took to the road in 4×4’s, heading deep into the countryside of the Esteros del Ibera.

Natalie B. surveys the vast landscape of Ibera.

Natalie B. surveys the vast landscape of Ibera.

We arrived to the small town of Carlos Pellegrini, a gathering of homes and ranches connected by sleepy dirt roads in the midst of a giant, wetland wilderness. For three days, we relaxed, sighted wildlife, and finalized our On Assignment projects in the calm of country living, waking to roosters announcing the dawn and horses rambling about the muddy, rutted streets.

Students sight “yacare” in the Esteros de Ibera.

Students sight “yacare” in the Esteros de Ibera.

Yacare negro in the Esteros de Ibera.

Yacare negro in the Esteros de Ibera.

We returned to Buenos Aires to present our final projects and enjoy one last asado together.  It has been an incredible three weeks, we’ve learned countless lessons from one another, and we’ll never forget the experiences we shared!

Maren A., trip leader Alessandra Chardon, and Natalie B. during our final meal.

Maren A., trip leader Alessandra Chardon, and Natalie B. during our final meal.