Dazzling Deserts of Tupiza, Bolivia

Tupiza, Bolivia canon del duende

  Tupiza sits in a narrow fertile valley, completely surrounded by some of the most dramatic desert scenery anywhere. We travelled to this small town in Bolivia’s far south on a long overnight train trip from Oruro, south of La Paz. Our main reason for coming was that Tupiza is a jumping off point for a 4-day excursion through Bolivia’s famous “southwest circuit”, taking in… Read moreDazzling Deserts of Tupiza, Bolivia

Photographing the World’s Most Famous Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier

A three-hour flight from Buenos Aires brings us to El Calafate, a rapidly growing tourist town in the southwest corner of Argentina. Its prime location makes it a popular jumping-off point to explore southern Patagonia, with one of the world’s most famous glaciers less than a two-hour drive away. Driving west of town, we follow the shore of Lago Argentino, its waters a brilliant turquoise… Read morePhotographing the World’s Most Famous Glacier

Photographing a Patagonian Icon

Mount Fitzroy sunrise

The most iconic symbol of Argentinian Patagonia is Mount Fitzroy. The majestic mountain complex has two peaks considered among the most difficult in the world to climb – the main Cerro Fitzroy at 3,405 metres, and Cerro Torre (the Tower) at 3,128 metres. The mountain was named for Captain Fitzroy of the HMS Beagle, the British ship that explored and mapped much of southern Patagonia… Read morePhotographing a Patagonian Icon