Patagonia 2017 Wildlife & Scenery

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In May I led a photo tour in southern Chile. Our main goal was the puma (it's the best place in the world to photograph those cats in the wild), but there's plenty of other cool subject matter to see and photograph. Patagonia and particularly the area around Torres del Paine National Park offers numerous wildlife and landscape photo ops. I've posted a gallery of (non-puma) Wildlife & Scenery images on my website. A short preview is below.

We started off with Chilean flamingos flying right past shore.


The culpeo is one of two canid species we saw. Though it's nicknamed "red fox" down there, it's actually a distinct species.


We saw a number of Austral pygmy owls, which are very cooperative.


If you haven't noticed, the autumn colors were spectacular. It was fun experimenting with long exposures, including when zooming or spinning the camera during the exposure.


Guanacos are ubiquitous, and often pose nicely in front of the mountains.


The large hairy armadillo is one of a few smaller fascinating mammals one can find in Patagonia.


Though it rained for much of the week, we got a few clear views of the famed Towers of Paine during the trip.


Check out the full gallery here. (Puma photos to come!)

Max
 


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