Chile-Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine is in the southern region of Chile known as Patagonia. It is considered one of the most scenic places in all of South America. Featuring the dramatic “Horns” (Las Cuernos) formation, which receives the first light, the Towers (Las Torres) from which the park takes its name, and the beautiful powder-blue Grey Glacier that flows into Lago Grey, this is a stunning environment for trekking and photography. Glacial rivers and lakes apply their own calligraphy to the landscape, while guanacos roam in family herds and condors soar magnificently overhead. I have been fortunate to make five visits here. These are some of the moments  I’ve enjoyed.

sunrise, Las Cuernosmorning fog, Las Cuernosoriginal bridge entering the eastern sideLas Cuernosdawn, Las Cuernosdawn, Las Cuernossunrise, Las Cuernosclearing storm, Las Cuernosearly morning, Rio Paineearly morning, looking toward Lago del ToroLas Cuernosclearing stormfog and sun, Grey GlacierGrey GlacierGrey GlacierGrey GlacierGrey GlacierGrey GlacierGrey GlacierGrey GlacierGrey GlacierGrey GlacierGrey GlacierGrey GlacierGrey GlacierGrey Glaciericeberg, Lago Greyicebergs, Lago GreyPaine GrandePunta Bariloche on Paine GrandePaine River above Salto GrandeCascada PaineCascada PaineLas Torres from Cascada PaineSalto GrandeSalto GrandeLas Cuernos and Lago PehoeLas Cuernos and Lago Pehoeeffects of fireLas CuernosRio PaineRio Painesunrise, Las TorresLas Torres from Laguna AzulLas TorresLas Torres from Laguna Azulguanacos and Las Torres from Laguna AzulguanacoguanacosguanacosguanacoscondorsflamingosLas Torres from Laguna Amargalenticular clouds towards Tyndall Glaciermorning, Las Cuernossunrise, Las Cuernosevening Las Cuernossunrise, Las Cuernossunrise, Las Cuernos