If you ask a serious photographer where he wants to go to, one of the top 5 answers would be Patagonia. Patagonia is one of the most beautiful places in the whole world and capturing it in print is definitely a thrill all serious photographers want to do in their lifetime.
Patagonia is a truly unique spot in the world. Located in South America, it has the distinction of being shared by two well-known regions- Argentina and Chile. It has two coasts, the west part facing the Pacific Ocean, and the western one facing the Atlantic Ocean.
When you go to a new place, there are probably two or three really gorgeous tourist attractions that people flock to. Patagonia is another animal altogether. There are more than a few truly spectacular places that travellers go to. These places are almost magical to see. Photographers do not have to work hard in finding amazing shots in Patagonia.
Among the top places to visit and photograph when in Patagonia is the Torres del Paine National Park. The 242,000 hectare park sits in the region of Chile and is a popular hiking destination for those who love the outdoors and enjoy beautiful scenic routes. The park is known for its mosaic of towering mountains,e lectric blue ice fields, and golden low lands. There are five other national parks in Patagonia namely, Los Glacieras in Argentina, Nahuel Huapi in Argentina, Tierra del Fuego in Argentina, Laguna San Rafael in Chile, and Alberto de Agustini in Chile. All these parks are unique in their own way and showcase fantastic views and well-known landmarks.
Perito Moreno Glacier, part of the Los Glacieras National Park in Argentina is touted to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. Measuring about 30 kilometers long, 5 kilometers wide, and 60 meter high, this is the third largest freshwater reserve in the entire world. The glaciers are constantly moving which is fascinating to watch. There is an observation deck strategically placed for visitors to observe the floating icebergs. It is a great place to take a photo, but for the more daring photographers who want an even closer shot, they can actually walk on the ice wearing cleats.
Also near the Moreno Glacier, within the Glacieras National Park is the Fitzroy. There are several peaks that climbers often visit at certain times of the year, but the Fitzroy is one of the most breathtaking mountains that there is. It is more than 3,000 meters high with challenging weather conditions and rocky terrain going uphill. However, mountaineers who brave this peak are rewarded with spectacular views atop the icy pinnacle.