A Travel Photography Guide to Patagonia

A Travel Photography Guide to Patagonia

Sunrise by Mountains of Torres Del Paine Patagonia is the exotic, mountainous, meteorologically unpredictable but very photogenic region at the southernmost tip of South America. While this area is shared by both Chile and Argentina with beautiful locations on both sides in this guide I will be focusing on the Chilean side and more specifically Torres Del Paine National Park as that’s where I have first hand experience. Patagonia is a popular hiking and outdoorsman destination and in more recent years has started to become a photography hot spot. Because of this I find there is minimal information out there specifically related to photography so this is my attempt to impart some based on my experience. Abandoned Pier at Puerto Natales Logistics The most common way to arrive in Patagonia is by way of flight from the capital of Chile, Santiago. You’ll be arriving at Punta Arenas one of the bigger cities in the region. From here there are buses available to Puerto Natales which is the biggest city closest to Torres Del Paine National Park. One could also rent a car from here but we decided to bus it to Puerto Natales and rent a car there. We made this our base camp with Torres Del Paine being about 1.5 to 2 hours drive so it was relatively close. Lodging is available in Puerto Natales for very budget friendly prices. There are hostels from the $15+ a night range and AirBnbs for $20+ a night. Overall plenty of options all around. One thing to keep in mind is the layout of the park allows for many car accessible...
Maserati by MacArthur

Maserati by MacArthur

We go to a newly accessible location to photograph a Maserati under the MacArthur Causeway due to the fact that we can’t reach south Watson. RIP south Watson Island location 🙁    ...