Diego Punta Fernández

Director & Author

Diego is an active naturalist and professional photographer. After traveling during many years through Latin America and Europe, getting to know each diverse culture and landscape, he finally chose Patagonia as the place where to develop his interests in constant touch with nature. As an enthusiastic member of Aves Argentinas (local partner of BirdLife International), he is co-founder of the El Chaltén Birdwatchers Club and he spends many days in assorted trips in search of birds, all over Argentina and other destinations. The daily practice of mountaineering and photography, frame this concern about conservation with a very deep knowledge of the area. Licensed Trekking Guide and certified Wilderness First Responder, he has developed and he participates on many conservation projects in Santa Cruz Province and in the local community as well. He also teaches birdwatching courses all along South Patagonia. Since 1998, Diego lives in El Chaltén, at the foot of Mt. Fitz Roy, leading trekking, birding, and photographic trips all through South Patagonia, Antarctica and Svalbard. Diego founded 49southphoto, and he is author of many of their publications.

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