Episode 1: Photos

Beagle Channel to Ushuaia, Argentina (2007) — Viewed from aboard a ship anchored in the channel, the fiery Sun sets as a sliver of the Moon rises. A wanderer will soon make its stellar dance across the night sky. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

DVD chapter / Buenos Aires, Argentina (2013) — In the neighborhood of San Telmo, tango is sung in cafes and danced in plazas. A section of a street art mural painted by an artist collective, featuring Munu Actis Goretta, Rafael Landea, Irene Luparia, and Raúl Ruiz, captures the essence of this city life. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

DVD chapter / Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011) — In Recoleta, a short distance from San Telmo, the statue of Evita Perón graces the way to Argentina’s National Library. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

Ushuaia, Argentina (2007) — Adorning the port city’s international airport, a wall hanging by artist Munu Actis Goretta portrays liberty and resistance as well as a reminder of Argentina’s past struggle against unspeakable injustices. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

Ushuaia, Argentina (2007) — Hotel Canal Beagle (red) and Hotel Albatros (yellow) line the harbor front and are only steps away from the waiting marina and municipal wharf of Puerto Ushuaia. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (2013) — Reached by helicopter, Le Cloche Summit overlooks the Argentine port of Ushuaia, which is the southernmost city in the world. Beyond Ushuaia run the Beagle Channel and the Andes Mountains in Chile. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

DVD chapter / Ushuaia, Argentina (2007) — This friendly dog, which would otherwise be strolling in the streets or comfortably sleeping on a doorstep, did not take too kindly to the interruption by a passing car. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (2006) — In Argentina, the word for fox is zorro. This Andean fox, or culpeo, crosses a dilapidated bridge in Tierra del Fuego National Park, a few miles west along the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (2006) — Resembling a falcon, the chimango caracara is intelligent, social, and an opportunistic feeder. This gang of four, along with others nearby, carefully watches over the park’s picnic tables. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

Ushuaia, Argentina (2007) — In the harbor, just off the coast, rests the shipwreck of the rescue tugboat St. Christopher. There are two rather sizable bits of irony here. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

Ushuaia, Argentina (2006) — Beyond the passenger terminal and the entrance to the port juts a wharf lined on both sides by ships making back-and-forth voyages to Antarctica. It is rarely smooth sailing for them. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

Ushuaia, Argentina (2007) — On the outskirts of the city and at the southern tip of the Andes Mountain Range, Mt. Olivia, to the left, and the serrated Los Cinco Hermanos (The Five Brothers) form majestic landmarks when navigating along the Beagle Channel. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

Ushuaia, Argentina (2006) — A sailor attends to one of the eight rigid, inflatable Zodiacs stowed on the back deck of the ship. Zodiacs are used to ferry people from the ship to the many landings over the course of the voyage. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

Ushuaia, Argentina (2006) — A view of the harbor from the porthole above my top bunk. The first words out of my roommate's mouth were, “I usually don’t get a roommate for these sorts of things.” Talk about sleeping with one eye open. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

Ushuaia, Argentina (2006) — The port of Ushuaia provides a wonderful jumping-off point for voyages to Antarctica and other surrounding regions. Still, the flags reveal the direction of the powerful wind that pins the ships to the wharf. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

Beagle Channel to Falklands (2006) — After being freed from high winds pinning this ship to the wharf by a tugboat, a rainbow struggled to bid us a fond farewell in the heavy weather engulfing the mountains north of Ushuaia. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

Beagle Channel to Falklands (2006) — While voyaging east along the channel, a southern giant petrel soars above. Hundreds of miles away, the ship will drop anchor at islands in the Falklands that are home to the nesting grounds of birds like this one. (Photo by Dan Linehan)

DVD chapter / Ushuaia, Argentina (2006) — Appearing on the Museo del Fin del Mundo (End of the World Museum), this mermaid evades capture by shedding her tail. An unknown artist painted the mural around 2005. (Photo by Dan Linehan)