Photos of Patagonia

Patagonia. The name conjures images of impenetrable wilderness; rugged and daunting. It is a huge area encompassing parts of southern Chile and Argentina that’s divided by countless channels, fjords, ice-fields, glaciers and the southern end of the mighty Andes mountains, making large parts of the region quite inaccessible. The wind is a dominating factor in Patagonia: through the course of millions of years, it has determined where forests grow, where the glaciers flow and how the vegetation is shaped. All these elements make Patagonia a remote and wild region that is fascinating, awe-inspiring and often bewildering.

Please read the two-part series from my Travel Journal about my trip through Patagonia: Part I and Part II. I took so many pictures during my trip through Patagonia that I thought it would be a great idea to add a photo essay to complement the two previous posts. Enjoy the pics of this magnificent region!

Photos of Patagonia

Magellanic penguin chile patagonia photo

Magellanic penguin (Chile)


The turquoise Lago Argentino (Argentina)


First glimpse of the Perito Moreno glacier (Argentina)


Closer to the Perito Moreno glacier


The glacier’s icy blue.


I couldn’t get enough of that intense blue!


The pinnacles of the glacier.


A highlight was seeing the glacier calving, which produced a thunderous roar and big waves.


A panoramic view of the glacier.


Torres del Paine NP.


An alpaca.


Alpacas with the lofty peaks of Torres del Paine.


Torres del Paine NP – lakes & mountains


Torres del Paine NP – jagged peaks


Torres del Paine NP – Lago Grey icebergs


The stunning Lago Grey!

Seno Utima Esperanza photo

Seno Utima Esperanza (Chile) – waterfalls

Balmaceda glacier patagonia photo

Balmaceda glacier (Chile)


Serrano glacier (Chile)


Serrano glacier from afar.

Tours in Patagonia

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12 Responses to “Photos of Patagonia”

  1. The Compulsive Traveler 20/05/2011 11:57 pm

    Gorgeous pictures!

  2. superwilson 31/03/2010 1:28 pm

    Better than mine! Awesome stuffs!!

  3. Trans-Americas Jorney 08/02/2010 10:53 pm

    Great stuff.
    Can’t wait till our slow moving journey through the Americas finally makes it down there

  4. Aislinn O'Connor 11/01/2010 9:45 pm

    Magnificent pictures – and please can I adopt that beautiful Alpaca??!!

  5. velvet 18/11/2009 2:26 pm

    Thank you Angela for your comment. The landscapes are absolutely out-of-this world & those alpacas are really cute!


  6. Angela 18/11/2009 2:14 pm

    Beautiful landscapes, alpacas are gorgeous!!!

  7. ciki 13/11/2009 7:30 am

    As gorgeous as it may be, I’d take heat of the sun and surf of the beach anytime over the icy cool glaciers.. having said that , it’s just for a holiday, not to live right.. so that would still be rather cool;) Good thing I live in South east asia!

  8. velvet 10/11/2009 11:26 am

    Thank you for the comments. Haha, that llama is really cute eh? 🙂


  9. TravelDesigned 10/11/2009 7:47 am

    I just want to hug that llama!!….and you for sharing!!

  10. @Travelblggr 09/11/2009 4:40 pm

    Gorgeous! Some friends of ours went on a 7 day hike there from lodge to lodge. The countryside looks amazing. Can’t wait to go.


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