Many years ago, when I was on an adventurous tour of northern Pakistan, an incident occurred that continues to trouble me. Our hardy band of 10 had been told by both our Pakistani guide and our U.S. guide that we should not take pictures of local women, as this was extremely disturbing to the Pakistanis. […]
There’s just something about the light at the southern tip of South America… We would venture to say that your muse will find a constant flow of inspiration on this photo-centric journey to Patagonia.
The first part of the journey includes a naturalist and photography guide, who will lead you to both classic and unusual spots for capturing the landscape. While this trip is a photographer’s dream, there are also plenty of opportunities to be active—with hiking, boat trips, horseback riding, and exploring towns and cities.
First and last, visit the vibrant, capital city of Buenos Aires, with its famed harbor, cemetery, graffiti, tango, architecture, neighborhoods, plazas, and people—day and night! Time at an estancia captures another face of Patagonia, with rugged terrain, horses, sheep, gauchos, Lago Viedma, Andes peaks, an expansive landscape, and extraordinary sunrises and sunsets. Two colorful mountain towns, El Chalten and El Calafate, offer up access to backcountry trails, mountain views, mountain culture, lakes, and a massive glacier.
Finally, Torres del Paine is indescribably beautiful, with its focal point, the Cordillera del Paine, composed of the South, Central, and North Towers. Shoot way, from the deck of the lodge, the trail, the other trail, across the lake, across the steppe, at sunrise, at sunset… Don’t forget your extra memory cards!