Country of Extremes
Capturing the beauty and the immensity of this country is demanding. Already three trips to this 4,300 km long strip of land between Pacific and Andes, and forever amazed by its jewels: glaciers in the Strait of Magellan, Cuernos in Torres del Paine, graceful vicunas above the Salar de Atacama, Parinacota volcano at dawn reflecting in the Lago Chungara, Street Art in the Cerros of Valparaiso ... Enjoy the visit as much as I did!
Cruising the mythical strait, with a view to its glaciers and the high peaks of the Darwin Mountain Range, aboard an exploration ship, among humpback whales and sea mammals.
Probably the finest national park in South America, it encompasses mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia.
A couple of shots from the village of San Pedro surrounding areas. The oasis is the base-camp for most visitors in the region. Discover a few exceptional pics from August 2013 due to the presence of snow. First time in 30 years!
Welcome to this paradise for photographers, unique beauty of Nature, bordered by a chain of volcanoes reflecting on flamboyant lagoons, dotted with pink flamingos, ...
A series of salt flats and lagunas located on the altiplano, east and south of San Pedro de Atacama.
Discover a geyser field in South America. May look like Iceland but elevation is above 4,000 meters, that makes a big difference.
Tiny pastoral villages, most of them being abandoned. We are in Tarapacá region in northern Chile and the Spanish colonial influence is very visible.
Turquoise waters, colorful dawn with sleepy flamingos, slender vicunas, this salt lake in Lauca National Park is a real beauty!
One of the world’s highest lakes at 4,500m, spanning across the border between Chile and Bolivia. Admire the magnificent reflections of Volcano Parinacota at sunrise.
Photos of the old quarter and the Municipal Theater of this city in northern Chile, developed during the heydays of saltpeter mining in Atacama Desert in the 19th century.
Fascinating former saltpeter refinery located in the Atacama desert, 40 km east of Iquique, where up to 3,700 people used to work in the 30's.
Discover how this major seaport of the South Pacific during the 19th century has turned into a very arty and bohemian city on the hills, and the world capital city of Street Art!