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!

Seno de Agostini, Mount Buckland, Strait of Magellan

Strait of Magellan

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.

Lago Pehoé, Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine

Probably the finest national park in South America, it encompasses mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia.

Church of San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama

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!

Laguna de Chaxa, Salar de Atacama

Salar de Atacama

Welcome to this paradise for photographers, unique beauty of Nature, bordered by a chain of volcanoes reflecting on flamboyant lagoons, dotted with pink flamingos, ...

Catedrales de Tara, Salar de Tara, Los Flamencos National Reserve

Los Flamencos National Reserve

A series of salt flats and lagunas located on the altiplano, east and south of San Pedro de Atacama.

Geysers del Tatio, first rays of sun

Geysers del Tatio

Discover a geyser field in South America. May look like Iceland but elevation is above 4,000 meters, that makes a big difference.

Isluga, Isluga National Park, Chile

Volcano Isluga National Park

Tiny pastoral villages, most of them being abandoned. We are in Tarapacá region in northern Chile and the Spanish colonial influence is very visible.

Salar de Surire, Chile

Salar de Surire

Turquoise waters, colorful dawn with sleepy flamingos, slender vicunas, this salt lake in Lauca National Park is a real beauty!

Lago Chungara and volcano Parinacota

Lago Chungara

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.

Iquique, Chile


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.

Humberstone, Chile


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.

Valparaiso, Chile


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!

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