Sunday, April 26, 2009
Torres del Paine National Park- Patagonia, Chile
Chile is a thin ribbon of land (2610 miles long) along the eastern coast of South America. Because of its unusual geography, it has a hugely varied climate- desert in the north, Mediterranean in the center and snow-prone Alpine in the south.
Patagonia is a vast region in the southernmost tip of South America. Torres del Paine Park is considered one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978.
The park is filled with lakes of glacier water and impressive mountains, part of the Paine range (Cordillera del Paine.)
The photograph is one of hundreds of pictures I took on this trip to the park. The top image is a mixed media entitled Reflection and conveys the stillness, magnitude and awe this scene inspired.