Breathtaking images of snow-capped mountains and the beautiful wildlife of the Antarctic Continent will be presented by Will and Gill Carter at Frontera Audubon Society (1101 S. Texas Blvd. in Weslaco) on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. The Carters’ presentation, “Journey to the Antarctic Continent” will include photos from their excursion, and is part of Frontera Audubon Society’s weekly series, “Backyard and Beyond: Nature Discoveries at Home and Across the World,” which runs Tuesdays at 6:30 through August 9th.
The presentation is free for members and $3 for non-members.
Weslaco residents Dr. and Mrs. Carter have photographed their travels all over the world, to places like Southern Argentina, Tierra del Fuego National Park, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. Some of the images the Carters will present from the Antarctic Continent include, the Magellanic Woodpecker, Giant Petrel, Cape Petrel, Wandering Albatross, five species of Penguin and a host of other tubenoses. Magnificent sea, snow and ice landscapes, along with every type of weather condition imaginable, made the Carters’ travels to the Antarctic continent an exciting and memorable expedition, they said.
“We saw some of nature’s most unbelievable sights,” Dr. Carter said. “It was difficult to narrow down the hundreds of photos we took on this trip.”
Frontera Audubon Society’s Board President Jim Chapman, a longtime friend of the Carters, says he is looking forward to experiencing the excursion through their eyes.
“I’ve seen some of their photos, and you really feel like you’re there, experiencing the sights and sounds of Antarctica,” Chapman said.
For more information on the series, “Backyard and Beyond: Nature Discoveries at Home and Across the World,” call 956-968-3275, or visit http://www.fronteraaudubon.org.