Traveling Through Patagonia
The Patagonia region is an extraordinary place for adventure, photography, and sports.
A Patagonia photography tour is a unique and an exciting proposition for any given photographer. Patagonia’s breathtaking locations are unparalleled to others similar settings around the world. This is partly due to its unique geological and climate characteristics.
The name Patagonia was coined by Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer who thought that the inhabitant of this southern land were giants.
The Andes mountains, who mark the boundary between the countries of Argentina and Chile, create a rich and diverse barrier to the wet westerly winds blowing from the Southern Pacific, delivering a very dry and arid air to the tundra and most of the Argentinian region of Patagonia. You might have probably heard about the outstanding characteristics of the strong Patagonian winds. Their intensity is legendary and can hold your body weight against its very extreme gusts.
A photo tour Patagonia is certainly one of the most exciting types of traveling you can experience the world. Either due to its breathtaking high peaks or by its diverse wildlife, the region provides excitement and adventure to tourist and photographers alike.
Imagine its magnificent mountains, glaciers, wildlife and its unique ecosystem which extends for hundreds of miles and one that provides a protected eco-system and habitat to a diverse group of animals such as Penguins, llamas, guanacos, wharfs, condors and Magellanic woodpecker.
Get inspired with the incredible location and use the opportunity to produce an outstanding connection with the land and destination. This is a must destination for all photographers and artist to get inspired and motivated.
Getting to Patagonia for a photography tour is not complicated. The region is close by both by air and land. Directly next to the Andes mountains, the Patagonia region has many alternatives that never disappoints. Its magical beauty has always marveled travelers and photographers with its unique landscapes, ravines, ice formations, wildlife, geological and archaeological past. Which has become extremely famous around the world due to its vast collection of fossils dig sites.
Correct, the exact same famous dinosaurs that populated the earth just millions of years ago and became extinct after a massive asteroid impacted with the planet.
Maybe you have never conceived traveling to far lands, but believe me when I tell you that a South America photo tour is a one of a kind experience to enhance your photography skills.
Patagonia Photography Locations
The Patagonia plateau can be found on the Southerner end of the American Hemisphere, the area extends to both the countries of Chile and Argentina.
Argentina is known, around the world, as the capital of Tango and famous for its football stars, their tender steaks, and their passionate behavior. Its European influence is evident in its music as well as in its culture and cuisine.
This is in gran part due to the European immigration during the early beginning of the twentieth century, which helped shape most of its heritage and cultural diversity.
Argentina’s Patagonia portraits a very drastic alternative to the Buenos Aires climate and culture. Its semi-arid, somewhat semi-deserted climate, holds incredible mountains, valleys, and ravines which provide spectacular landscape and wildlife photography with its unique panoramas and sea life.
Because of its intrinsic landscapes, colors, and textures, this is an adventure favorite among photography professionals, hobbyist, and enthusiast. Patagonia’s colors, shapes, and geological richness will enhance your artistic eye and improve your travel photography compass into a new level.
If you’re hobbyist or an avid photographer and perhaps are thinking about the experience of traveling through Patagonia I can’t strongly suggest it enough. Any good photographic tour can change you in more ways than you might think. The workshops, the learning and the knowledge you obtain from it are well worth the excursion, but the most important part of it, in my humble experience, has to do with the cultural immersion and connection you develop while traveling to a foreign culture.
May you experience amazing travels and great photographs. That’s what it’s all about.