Birding Locations In and Around Des Moines

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South Georgia Island – Nature’s Masterpiece, By Ty Smedes - In the Atlantic Ocean, nestled about half-way between the tips of South America and Africa, South Georgia Island, a 100 mile long mountainous island towers above the sea. Its beaches are a wildlife paradise, crowded with battling bull Elephant and Fur Seals, all vying for space with several species of penguins, which number into the hundreds of thousands! This British protectorate (former headquarters for the South Atlantic whaling fleet) is now managed as a pristine environment. Home to more than 100 million birds, including several species of Albatross, these protective measures are expected to push the population to 300 million. Come see and learn about this magical place, as we ply the scenic bays, aboard the Ortelius, an expedition ship, built to navigate some of the roughest seas in the world. This program presented by Ty Smedes will be both an educational and beautiful presentation. Ty’s photos have been published by many major magazines and book publishers. He specializes in wildlife, prairie wildflower, and landscape images. As a feature writer for the Iowa DNR’s Iowa Outdoors Magazine, his goal is to educate the reader by writing about and photographing many of the lesser known birds, animals, and places. Ty has taught nature photography classes and is an experienced photo-tour leader, having led nature photography tours to Yellowstone and Teton National Parks, as well as the Eastern Sierras during the fall season. He was also co-leader of a nature photography tour to Brazil in 1996 and has led nature photography tours to East Africa in 2005, 2008, and 2010, as well as Botswana in 2006, 2013, and 2014, and Zambia in 2016. His most recent adventure travel has taken him to the Falklands, South Georgia Island, and the Antarctic Peninsula, as well as the jungles of West Papua New Guinea. Information regarding Ty’s three books Capturing Iowa’s Seasons, The Return of Iowa’s Bald Eagles – 2nd Edition, and Iowa’s Wild Beauty can be found on his website at www.smedesphoto.com .
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