BELIZE CONCH PIRATES

CONCH PIRATES | OUTER ATOLLS BELIZE
Illegal harvesting of Conch

A few hours off the mainland of Belize on the outer atolls a group of conch fisherman weather out a storm onboard a rickety mother ship sailboat. The day after this image was taken I stumbled onto one of the conch divers on a tucked away flat. I was able to photograph him illegally harvesting conch. In a few short hours he had scoured every last mollusk leaving a pile of shells and destruction.

+ Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/
+ Turneffe Atoll Trust: http://www.turneffeatoll.org/

Conch Pirates Belize_Bryan Gregson


 

BUMBLE BEE THISTLE

BUMBLE BEE AND A THISTLE | ARGENTINA
Patagonia Bumble Bee

While waiting for light to fall on the landscape, my attention was drawn to the little bumble bee. For an hour we hung out, I created images, the bee collected pollen.

“The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist.
For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.”

– Jacques Yves Cousteau

      + Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/
+ Las Pampas Lodge: http://www.laspampaslodge.com/

Argentina_ bumble bee_Bryan Gregson


 

YUCAN OSPREY

OSPREY FISHING | SIAN KA’AN BIOSPHERE
Natures Angler

Local, seasonal, Yucatan angler flying to breakfast with the catch of the morning in its talons, snapper was on today’s menu. I feel lucky to have been able to witness this event as well as photograph two of them fishing in the ocean surf in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. It was an impressive, humbling, sight to say the least.

+ Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/
      + Casa Blanca & Playa Blanca Fishing Lodges: http://casablancafishing.com/

Yucatan Osprey_Bryan Gregson_Casa Blanca Playa Blanca


 

LAS PAMPAS, ARGENTINA | ANDES MOUNTAINS SUNRISE

LAS PAMPAS, ARGENTINA | ANDES MOUNTAINS SUNRISE
Patagonia Mountain Sunrise

A daily view I never got tired of seeing. The clouds and colors changed every morning and every night, giving this single mountain range many faces.

+ Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/
+ Las pampas Lodge: http://www.laspampaslodge.com/

Las Pampas_ Argentina_Mountains_Bryan Gregson


GAUCHO LIFE

LAS PAMPAS GAUCHO LIFE | ARGENTINA
Patagonia Cowboys

I’ve been fortunate to spend time with the secluded rural gaucho families. I’ve had the opportunity to photograph the day-to-day living, share a mate, partake in a family asado, brand and castrate cattle, and share a beer out of an old manure soiled hat with many. I’ve also been lucky to see a greater glimpse into their isolated quiet lives. Each year I look forward too seeing them all, I can’t wait to return.

Here, Jonathan is breaking down a calf after it suffered from a fatal jaw injury. A blow to the gaucho, this accident resulted in a loss much needed income. We were able to purchase some meat; they kept the rest for food, so not all was totally lost.

      + Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/
+ Las Pampas Lodge: http://www.laspampaslodge.com/

Gaucho Life_Argentin _Bryan Gregson


 

UNDERWATER TROUT ARGENTINA

UNDERWATER BROWN TROUT | ARGENTINA
Patagonia Brown Trout Under H20

Image of an underwater wild Brown Trout in rural Argentina. It’s unreal how clear these mountain streams are.

+ Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/
+ Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures: http://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/
+ Chocolate Lab Expeditions: http://www.cleflyfishing.com/

Argentina_Brown Trout_underwater_Bryan Gregson_Yellow Dog Flyfishing


NATIVE PERCA | ARGENTINA

NATIVE PERCA FISH ARGENTINA
Native Perch  Specie 

John Hudgens releasing a native perca (Percichthys Trucha) from the Limay River, Argentina. It was great to see one of the few native species. We had a great day fishing and creating images with Ron Sorenson of Chocolate Lab Expeditions.

The Perca is an interesting fish, a modern fish some say… so like a Perch Bass Trout?

“Grouped under the common name existed four endemic percíctidos Patagonia: Percichthys trout and Percichthys vincigerrai (smallmouth bass), Percichthys colhuapiensis (largemouth bass) and Percichthys laevis . Modern DNA analysis techniques, resolved the questions of classification and determined that there is a single species in Argentina (Percichthys trout).”

+ For more about this unique specie check out this link: http://aguaspatagonicas.com/peces/perca-o-trucha-criolla

+ Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures: http://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/
+ Chocolate Lab Expeditions: http://www.cleflyfishing.com/

Argentina_ perca_Chocolate Lab Expeditions_Yellow Dog Flyfishing_Bryan Gregson



STARTRAILS | ANDES MOUNTAINS

BACKCOUNTRY STARTRAILS ANDES MOUNTAINS
Starscape Photography

After a backcountry meal of homemade empanadas, a warm fire and good friends I set out with the camera to capture some night sky images. The night office consisted of a clear night with an unbelievable start gazing show.

+ Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/
+ Las Pampas Lodge: http://www.laspampaslodge.com/

Star Trails_Bryan Gregson_Argentina