Patagonia in autumn

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Fred - what a trip! Can you tell us a bit about your vacation and these photos? That mountain range in the second one (and again in the last) is beautiful and I just love the ship...and would love to know more.

Never been to Patagonia, though many years ago I read a wonderful book called "In Patagonia" by Bruce Chatwin, that I'll never forget.
 

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Beautiful images ; the rotting boat is heart-wrecking, but makes such a good and graphic photography ! No wonder you had an offer for them ! The 1st and the last are especially good, I can see the guy who made your book use them to advertise his products capabilities !
 

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We spent :

9 days in Torres del Paine park, as it was end of april most refugios were closing so we had autumn forest colors , some snow and close to no one on trail ( at most a dozen the first days, and we saw no one in 4 days when doing the circuit as it was officialy closed , we had a few times snow up to the waist but it wasnt really bad at Paso Gardner )

this image is really bad but it shows the worse we had :


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we rented a car to see the area around puerto natales and to take animal pictures ( mostly with my wife FZ38)

we took the bus to Ushuaia and spent a few days there hiking , doing boat trips etc..

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we took a bus to Punta Arenas, and rented a car to visit the area, hike a bit etc..


Torres del Paine was great, and elsewhere we saw great landscape , met nice people, eated and drinked good wines !

But outside of parcs everything is :
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because all the land is devoted to :

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you can access the sea only in cities when the road is a few meter from, or for the last 50km of the continent toward cabo Froward.

i will post a few more photos once at home i have only a few with me atm.
 

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Hi Fred,
some great images there, particularly like the tug (my favourite form of ship) and as an ornithologist the kingfisher is splendid. I think it's a Ringed Kingfisher, the distribution of which stretches from the lower Rio Grande in Texas right down to Tierra del Fuego.
Thanks for posting those.
Barrie
 

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The kingfisher wasnt shy , i wasnt even at full zoom when i took this photo with the FZ38 :)

THe snow was mostly from knee to mid thigh and only a very few times to the waist , so it was a very tiring day but we did it without snowshoes and it was worth it, when there is little or no snow in october-march the area is full of hikers.


2 more photos from Torres del Paine.


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we really enjoyed our trip, but in the past 2 years we hiked in Greenland, Scotland highlands and Iceland, those 3 offer stunning landscape too, but also much more freedom.
 

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Another Chatwin fan here. His book, along with all the Patagonia outdoor gear posters from years back, put Patagonia on my list of must-sees. Sorry about the private property restrictions you ran into, but judging by the photos, you managed to see plenty.

I especially like the first shot of your original series. What a writer's retreat that little trailer would make!
 

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