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

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Magellanic penguin (Chile)

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The turquoise Lago Argentino (Argentina)

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First glimpse of the Perito Moreno glacier (Argentina)

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Closer to the Perito Moreno glacier

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The glacier’s icy blue.

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I couldn’t get enough of that intense blue!

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The pinnacles of the glacier.

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

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A panoramic view of the glacier.

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Torres del Paine NP.

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An alpaca.

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Alpacas with the lofty peaks of Torres del Paine.

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Torres del Paine NP – lakes & mountains

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Torres del Paine NP – jagged peaks

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Torres del Paine NP – Lago Grey icebergs

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The stunning Lago Grey!

Seno Utima Esperanza photo

Seno Utima Esperanza (Chile) – waterfalls

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Balmaceda glacier (Chile)

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Serrano glacier (Chile)

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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
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    Gorgeous pictures!

  2. superwilson 31/03/2010 1:28 pm
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    Better than mine! Awesome stuffs!!

  3. Trans-Americas Jorney 08/02/2010 10:53 pm
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    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
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    Magnificent pictures – and please can I adopt that beautiful Alpaca??!!

  5. velvet 18/11/2009 2:26 pm
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    Thank you Angela for your comment. The landscapes are absolutely out-of-this world & those alpacas are really cute!

    Cheers,
    Keith

  6. Angela 18/11/2009 2:14 pm
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    Beautiful landscapes, alpacas are gorgeous!!!

  7. ciki 13/11/2009 7:30 am
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    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
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    Thank you for the comments. Haha, that llama is really cute eh? 🙂

    Cheers,
    Keith

  9. TravelDesigned 10/11/2009 7:47 am
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    I just want to hug that llama!!….and you for sharing!!

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