Diego Araya, Far South Expeditions Tour Leaders and GuidesDiego Araya 

Diego has always been passionate about nature and wildlife. While studying Marine Biology he began to explore photography in search of intimacy and complicity with animals. Once he got his college degree, and after some travelling around Europe and North America, he found a job with the national Park Service in Chile running projects related to ecotourism and conservation. In 2004 he left his professional achievements and urban conveniences behind to live in Patagonia in pursuit of his long-life dream and to be one with nature. Over the years he has managed to create one of the finest and most complete professional photography archives of Patagonian wildlife together with becoming one of the most qualified residents in tracking, approximation and photography of the fauna in the region. He also found Wildpatagonia Nature Photography, a small company that organize photographic expeditions, publish nature books and field guides and produce outdoor clothing. He guides many photo safaris tours for his company and others, including Far South Expeditions. In 2009 he published Patagonia 237, his first book. A 300 pages, big format coffee table book financed by Nikon Chile. In 2010 he started working as expedition staff and zodiac driver on board the Antarctic Dream, accumulating over 100 days in Antarctica experience. At the moment he is an independent wildlife photographer, Photo Safari guide, and is working on several editorial and tourism projects under his company, Wildpatagonia.