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Photos from Chile.

March 3, 2007

Valle de la Luna (Chile)

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Moon Valley, Chile
The “valley of the moon” (that’s what “valle de la luna” means) is situated in the Atacama desert, not too far from San Pedro de Atacama.
Indeed, some parts of the valley look as though there was no life on Earth…
Oh, and - of course - there are more “valles de la luna” in other Spanish speaking parts of the world (Bolivia, Argentina…), but this is the most famous one.

February 9, 2007

Punta Arenas

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Punta Arenas is the southernmost city in the world.
Seems that the brightly coloured roofs have to make up for the rough climate…

February 3, 2007

Picturesque bad weather (Patagonia)

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View of the sea in Patagonia (Southern Chile).
Although the waether is not exactly inviting, the atmosphere is something unforgettable…

April 17, 2006

El Tatio

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El Tatio, a few hours drive from San Pedro de Atacama

There are many volcanoes in the Chilean altiplano, but it is only when you come to the thermal springs that you really get an impression of the volcanic activity that formed these mountains.

November 6, 2005

Valle de la Luna

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valle de la luna - moon valley
The “moon valley” in the Chielan Andes - one of the most spectacular lanscapes I’ve come across on my travels.
If you click on the image and look at the lower right, you may see that the small black dot there is in fact a human figure…

March 4, 2005

Patagonia

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Patagonia
Not exactly the right place for a nice beach holiday: Patagonia (Southern Chile)

January 20, 2005

Fox in Patagonia

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Fox, Chile
I saw this fox in Patagonia, Chile.

December 19, 2004

Quebrada de Jeria

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Quebrada de Jeria

December 18, 2004

Quebrada de Jeria

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Quebrada de Jeria

October 19, 2004

Piglets

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Suckling piglets at Puerto Fuy (chile).

September 8, 2004

Atacama Giant

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In the Peruvian and Chilean desert, there are numerous, gigantic drawings made by carefully moving aside the dark pebbles thereby exposing the brighter soil underneath.
The most famous examples of this technique are the so-called “geoglyphs” in Nazca Peru.
As the area is mostly flat, these can only be appreciated from a plane!
Did their builders already have the technology to take to air either with a balloon as some believe or even using alien technology as others imply? Or were the images only supposed to be seen by the gods or shamans who could “leave their body” in a state of trance to “fly” over them?
(Personally, I wonder why the drawings are often very crude - if they were produced by aliens capable of interstella travel, it must have been their pre-school children who drew them!).
A slightly less famous (and less enigmatic) specimen is the so-called “Atacama Giant” in the Chilean Atacama desert: this figure is 115 m tall, but can be viewed quite well without leaving the ground as it takes up the slope of a hill.
If the photos fom my Peru travel turn out well, I may be able to post pictures of the Nazca lines as well, - which actually are quite different in style.
Atacama Giant, Atacam desert, Chile

September 4, 2004

Salt Lake in the Chilean Altiplano

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Salar de Surire, Chile
Another picture from the Salar de Surire in Northern Chile.

July 6, 2004

Chapel in the Altiplano

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Stone Cross in the Altiplano, Chile
Some of my visitors may have come across my image “Stone Cross
in the Altiplano
“.
Here is a shot that shows the surroundings of that picture.

May 16, 2004

Chile: Lake and Volcano

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lake near Panguipulli
One of the nicest ways of crossing from Argentina into Chile is the “Paso Hua Hum” a combined bus and boat trip. You then come through the area of the “seven lakes”.
This picture was taken in Panguipulli, a small but pleasant town.

May 10, 2004

Chile: Torres del Paine

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Torres del Paine, Chile

A fascinating short trek leads to the Torres del Paine, but unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable.
When we arrived there, the famous peaks were barely visible in the fog.
Still it surely was worth the effort: the Torres del Paine National Park has so much to offer, including crystal clear lakes and many wild animals.

May 9, 2004

Chile: Geyser

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El Tatio
again: El Tatio. Here, ice and steam are really close.

May 8, 2004

Chile: El Tatio

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High up in the Chilean Andes, at about 4000 meters, there is a famous geyser: El Tatio.
In the early morning, this is a truly magical place with ice, steam and many colours.
However, this spectacle only lasts for a short time, a few hours after sunrise there isn’t really much to see.
This is why many travelers leave San Pedro de Atacama at night and reach the place before sunrise.
It’s worth it. Take some hot beverages and warm clothes - it can be bitterly cold with temperatures well below 0.

May 7, 2004

Chile: bad service in Patagonia?

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skulls and bones as advertisement for a cafeteria
Seems you have to wait for a while until someone takes your order. In any case, I’ve seen more inviting restaurants!

May 1, 2004

Chile: a bit dusty

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Llamas
Llamas in the Altiplano, Chile.

April 26, 2004

Chile: church in the Altiplano

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Andean church, Chile
Church in the Chilean table lands.

April 25, 2004

Chile: kissing tanks?

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rusty tank in Arica
The rusty remains of tank in Arica (Chile).

January 27, 2004

Chile: Sunset in the Andes

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Sunset in the Andes, Chile
Well, actually I wanted to shoot the sunset, but then thought better of it when I looked at the magical glow of the sun on the mountain peaks.
This is a new scan of one of many shots on the occasion.
Another one: http://www.travelphoto.net/photos/english/chile/E7.HTM

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