Atacama and Patagonia Photo Tour 2018 Day 11-13
by Michelle Alten
Day 11 – This morning, we drive to Torres del Paine, stopping on the way to photograph rheas, foxes, and our first guanacos. At an overlook, a condor catches the wind currents and soars overhead.
Day 12 – In this magnificent wilderness area, we find the young chulengos—baby guanacos—nursing and playing. With the help of a puma expert, we search for Patagonia’s great cats. We are rewarded with a sighting of a mother with three cubs.
Day 13 – The castle-like towers of Torres del Paine are often shrouded by stormy skies, but we are blessed with ideal conditions for photographing the peaks. The sun highlights the spires while dramatic white clouds travel through a sea of blue. As our trip draws to a close, this a day for capturing Patagonia’s dramatic landscapes, and the summer wildflowers popping all around us.