Patagonia

In BIG pictures: Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia

Although its long been a mecca for adventurous types, for many years South America’s southern frontier remained firmly off the average tourist’s radar. Slowly but surely this is subtly changing – the word is starting to get out about just how incredible this place is. An untamed wilderness of vast extremes, it has few equals in the world and its diverse landscapes range from the planet’s largest area of permanent ice (away from the poles) to the lowest point on the South American continent. Our guest photographer Patrick Roche spent three weeks exploring the surreally beautiful region, spending time in the city of El Calafate – the declared national capital of the famous glaciers, the small mountain village of El Chaltén (otherwise known as Argentina’s Trekking Capital) and took in the spectacular scenery on the ‘O’ and ‘W’ Trek. Here is his Patagonia journey in BIG pictures…

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All photos taken by guest photographer Patrick Roche. 

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    jennifer

    18 February, 2015 at 3:35 am

    I am in the very beginning of planning for a trip in December. This means I basically spend most of my days scouring the internet for beautiful photos of Torres Del Paine. You nailed it.

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