Posts Tagged ‘South America’

Wilderness Travel Catalog

Wilderness Travel Galapagos Cover Image

From the inbox, Wilderness Travel used one of my underwater Galapagos Islands images for a recent catalog cover. Photographed December 11, 2007 near Wolf Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador using a Canon EOS-1Ds I and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Purchase Fine Art Print  | License Stock Image

Favorite Places: Patagonia

Southern Right Whale, Peninsula Valdes, Patagonia

It’s a strange and not always wonderful thing to finally arrive in a place you’ve dreamed of for years. More than once I’ve taken stumbled off the plane, looked around, and started shaking my head. There are times when it just isn’t worth the trouble. I had long admired images of Patagonia’s windswept mountains. Like […]

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Pacific Sea Turtle, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Some places on this earth offer the perfect answer to my vanishingly short attention span. I find myself sitting in front of the computer, doing something ostensibly useful when some random synapse fires and I feel the need to flee the office, the state, the country. If Africa’s too far, China’s too confusing and Europe is […]

Puerto Piramedes, Argentina

Empty Gravel Highway, Patagonia, Argentina

Driving. And more driving. And more driving still. I’ve had lots of time to firm up my opinions on Patagonia, and they’re not as flattering as they might once have been. Flat. Windswept. Uninhabitable. Montana without the mountains. Wyoming without the skiing. Route 66 without the retro teepee motel. Or pavement. La Cuarenta has left […]

Cape Horn, Chile

Sailboat, Isla Hornas, Chile

View from the bow of the expedition yacht S/V Spirit of Sydney sailing south through small islands approaching Cape Horn at dusk. Photographed January 4, 2004 using a Canon Digital Rebel and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure 15 seconds at f/16. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image

Stanley, Falkland Islands

A lone cowboy boot hangs from post along a deserted gravel road near the capitol of Stanley in the Falkland Islands. Or the Malvinas, if you’re so inclined. Photographed March 14, 2002 with a Canon EOS-1 camera and 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens on Fujichrome Velvia slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image

El Chaltén, Argentina

Rainbow, Glaciares National Park, Argentina

The rising sun and a passing rainstorm create a brilliant rainbow at dawn in the  mountains near El Chaltén in southern Patagonia. Photographed January 5, 2001 using a Canon EOS 1 camera and 70-200mm f/2.8 lens on Fujichrome Velvia. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Stock Image

Patagonia, Argentina

Ranch Fence at Sunset, Patagonia, Argentina

The last rays of the setting sun lights wooden fence gate on sheep estancia near La Esperanza in southern Patagonia. Photographed January 3, 2001 using a Canon EOS 1 camera and 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens on Fujichrome Velvia slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image

El Calafate, Argentina

Horse Ranch, El Calafate, Argentina

A lone horse grazing in pasture is silhouetted by setting summer sun in southern Patagonia. Photographed January 2, 2001 using a Canon EOS-1 and 70-200mm f/2.8 on Fujichrome Velvia slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image

Torres del Paine, Chile

After a couple of days admiring Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park from my rental car, it occurred to me that, with the sole exception of my left arm, I was no more tan than when I departed Sea-Tac airport. I was in the land of fresh air, sunshine and precariously low ozone levels and […]

Torres del Paine, Chile

It’s always an odd thing to finally landed in a place that you’ve dreamed of visiting for years. Like Yosemite or the Grand Canyon, Chile’s Torres del Paine stands as one of the world’s singular destinations. I’ve long admired and coveted images of Patagonia’s windswept mountains, and as I drove into the park after flying […]

Arica, Chile

As my jet approached the city of Arica along Chile’s northern frontier, I could hardly miss the plume of inky black smoke trailing across the Atacama Desert. On the chance that I might get a nice shot of junkyard buttheads burning tires, I drove back a sketchy dirt road. Coming up on a phalanx of […]

Santiago, Chile

I came to Chile in search of scenic wonders and an end to my winter pallor. I found instead a country in the final throes of presidential electioneering. Given the country’s tragic political history, it seems a minor miracle that Socialist Ricardo Lagos was running for president and not lying in an unmarked grave somewhere […]

Llanos Plains, Venezuela

Portrait of an Indian ranch hand pilots boat down river at cattle ranch on Llanos Plains during rainy season in Venezuela’s Apure State. Photographed August, 1987 with a Nikon F3 camera and 24mm f/2.0 lens on Kodachrome 64 slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image