Let’s tag along with Team Induro member Colby Brown as he takes us through one of his favorite locations in the Southern hemisphere: Patagonia

Sunrise over Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

When it comes to bucket list locations for landscape and outdoor photographers, you will be hard pressed to find someone that doesn’t have Patagonia somewhere on their list…and for good reason. Between the rugged peaks, massive lakes, impressive glaciers and dramatic weather, Patagonia is a place that few photographers can only visit once in their lifetime.

Torres Del Paine National Park

Located in heart of Southern Chile, Torres del Paine National Park is one of the quintessential parks to visit that embodies all of the wildness of Patagonia. To get here you will need to fly into either Punata Arenas, Chile (which is also the launching point for trips to Antarctica) or the newly renovated Puerto Natalas Airport that is much closer to the park entrances. But regardless how remote Torres del Paine is, it’s landscapes are awe inspiring!

Located on the East Side of the park, Laguna Amargo is a great sunrise location

The largest waterfall in Torres del Paine is the Salto Grande Waterfall

>Lago Pahoe and its torques colors offer great photographic opportunities throughout the day

The most famous feature of the park are the “Torres” horns or spires that jettison out of the main mountain ridge.

Perito Moreno Glacier

In Argentina, just an hour outside the town of El Calafate you will find one of the most impressive glaciers in the world. This is not only because of its sheer size, but its orientation and location as well. Located hundreds of meters from the glaciers most westward moving point are a series of walkways and viewing platforms that allow you to experience this glacier like no other.

Ice formation found around the Perito Moreno Glacier

As the glacier naturally expands and contracts, you are able to witness the audible creaks and cracks of the ice is it tries to find its balance in an increasingly warming environment.

If you are fortunate, you might also have the chance to capture large massive chunks of ice sheering off the ice walls and land in the water below.

Some of these pieces of ice are hundreds of feet tall and weigh hundreds of thousands of lbs, which help create a thunderous sound that echoes throughout the area, as if Mother Nature let a bomb off in the distance.

The explosion of ice hitting the water is not only heard, but often felt if large enough

Los Glaciares National Park

Home to Mt. Fitz Roy and the famous peaks of Cerro Torre, Los Glaciares National Park is a photographer and backpackers paradise. Just a short 3hr car ride from El Calafate, the town of El Chalten offers impressive views of the mountains of Los Glacieres National Park.

The hike up to Laguna Torre is well worth it for sunrise

The sun sets behind Cerro Torre, which can offer some great backlit opportunities

There is a river that feeds off of Laguna Torre, which can offer some great leading lines

There is a river that feeds off of Laguna Torre, which can offer some great leading lines

While most of the best photographic spots require 8-10km hikes into the backcountry, there are a number of amazing views to be seen and photographed from the town itself as well.

Sunlight dancing across Mt. Fitz Roy after a great early morning sunrise

Mt. Fitz Roy is known as the “Crown of Argentina” and for good reason!

Your Patagonia Adventure Awaits

If Patagonia has been on your bucket list, you might want to think about joining Colby Brown for a Photography adventure of a lifetime to the Patagonia region of southern Chile and Argentina in April of 2017. You can find more information in HERE.

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