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Modified 2-Jun-17
Created 2-Jun-17
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I recently returned from my second visit to Patagonia, one of the most remote and wild regions of the planet straddling both Chile and Argentina. Of course, when you travel that far (in my case, 4 plane flights and 26 hours in airports and on airplanes), you want to capture photographs of places that have earned their reputation as "icons" due to their spectacular natural beauty – places like Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares national parks. But what made this most recent trip special were all the seldom-photographed locations I visited with the help of knowledgeable guide, Rex Bryngelson of Patagonia Photo, and the spontaneous photo opportunities that we were able to take advantage of when they arose, such as this chance to photograph gauchos herding 30,000 sheep across the Patagonia steppes near Punta Arenas at the southern tip of the South American continent.