Rugged, barren, vast, yet jaw-droppingly beautiful. This is Patagonia at its best!
Located at the Southern end of South America, Patagonia stretches across the southern parts of Argentina and Chile, spanning across some 1,043,076 km2. Despite occupying a significant chunk of land in each country, Patagonia is home to less than 2 million people, making it one of the least populated destinations in the world.
It’s a region renowned for sprawling landscapes, jagged mountain peaks, immense glaciers, and expansive grasslands, but one that rarely welcomes its visitors with opened arms. Patagonia’s beauty comes with harsh unpredictable weather that requires preparation and perseverance. But those that can brave the strong winds and bone-chilling cold, will be awarded incredible views and opportunity to immerse in nature like no other.
We finally made it to Patagonia earlier this year and were blown away by its untouched beauty! We were lucky to time our visit with fall, a time of the year when the kaleidoscope of orange and red hues add an extra punch to the landscapes. Everywhere we looked, there was a picture worth taking and so we did…
These are our favourite photos from the trip!
Overlooking the colourful rooftops of Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile
Magellanic penguin poses for a photo on Isla Magdalena, Patagonia, Chile
Wooden horse carriages sit unused at Estancia Lazo, Patagonia, Chile
Fire-eyed Diucon. Patagonia, Chile
On the trail towards Los Cuernos, Torres del Paine National Park
Fall colours paint the French Valley at Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
Male Magellanic Woodpecker searching for wood-boring grubs and beetles on a tree in Patagonia, Chile
Mata negra flower, native to South America, blooms in the fields of Patagonia, Chile
Glacier Grey, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
Low clouds hang over Laguna Sofia near Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile
Salto Grande waterfall, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
Fire damaged tree in Torres del Paine National Park
A herd of sheep at a shearing station near Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile
The peaks of the famous towers of the Torres del Paine National Park are covered in the cloud after a rainy day in the park. View from Cerro Paine. Patagonia
A local gaucho makes his way across a field in Patagonia, Chile
Guanacos in Valley of Baguales, Patagonia, Chile
Old wooden pier on a foggy morning in Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile
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