To Argentina on a
I will be in Argentina with a BBC crew to film sequences for 'Life
in Cold Blood', the new David Attenborough's series on Amphibians
and Reptiles of the world.
We will be filming in Northern Argentina, in the Ibera marshes
area, where we hope to capture some unique sequences of Yellow Anaconda
and Spectacled Caiman in the wild.
Wish us luck!
December 2005 - January 2006
Once more I was privileged to participate in the '2005-2006 Students
on Ice Antarctica Expedition' as an Educaton Team member.
I was in charge of the workshops on 'Nature and Outdoor Photography'
as well as lectures on 'Seabirds' and 'Penguins'.
I had the chance to test my new digital camera (Nikon D200) in the
harsh conditions of the white continent. No problems at all!
Another unforgettable experience shared with a fantastic group of people, students,
staff and crew alike!
Antarctica at Last!
A dream came true. I had the privilege to join the Canadian ‘2004
Students on Ice Antarctica Expedition’ as an Education Team
member. A record of 80 students and 20 staff participated of a very
memorable journey to the far South. We lived for 10 days onboard
the Polar Star, a powerful icebreaker specially chartered for the
It was my first encounter with Antarctica’s breathtaking
landscapes and its wildlife. My photographic skills were put under
a serious test along my new digital camera (Nikon D70) that performed
better than I expected.
I lectured and gave workshops on Nature Photography onboard and during
the landings. Since most of the students had digital cameras, at the
end of each day we would get together in the ship’s lecture
room to share and select the images for the expedition’s website.
People from all over the world, especially the student’s families,
were able to follow our expedition’s progress day by day. Feel
what it was like being there at www.studentsonice.com.
With Geoff Green, director
of Students On Ice (Canada) in Antarctica.
(Photo: S. Imberti)
I am very grateful to Geoff Green and Barbra Segal, who made possible
my participation in the expedition.
Check out the new Antarctica
galleries where you will find images of the natural wonders we saw.
The Amazon Abyss with the BBC
September - November 2004
I spent almost three months in the Brazilian Amazon on a BBC assignment.
The mission: to find the best locations, take photographs and arrange
the logistics to film fish and other wildlife associated with the
In the middle
of the Amazon river, filming fish with an underwater camera
attached to a ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle). (Photo: S.
All this had to do with the making of the last BBC Series: ‘Amazon
Abyss’ (aired in April 2005) which tells the story of a diving
expedition in search of the creatures that live in the waters of
the never-explored black holes of the Amazon river.
It was a fabulous experience. We travelled up and down the Arapiuns,
Tapajós, Amazon and Negro rivers, discovered new fish species,
wrestled 5 m long Anacondas, mapped by first time the Amazon river
bed finding the deepest spot ever measured (95 m!) and handled 2
m long Pirarucus (the largest freshwater fish in the world), amongst
other adventurous activities.
Check out the new Amazon