Great photos are inspiring. They make me want to get out the door and explore the world. I use them as a way to get over my travel anxiety by reminding myself that the world out there is worth the risks and inconveniences of traveling. I'm sharing photos of Patagonia today, to inspire me - and hopefully you as well - to travel to see these very places for myself. Join me on an illustrated virtual tour of this gorgeous part of South America.
Why am I sharing these photos of Patagonia
South America is our next big destination.
I blogged about where to go in South America, exploring each of the continent's countries to see which would be a good place to visit. Clearly, the southern regions of Argentina and Chile have everything that we love: Open spaces, mountains, glaciers and endless dramatic vistas.
As a blogger, I have access to paid stock photography sites where I buy images to use on my blogs. Naturally, that's where I go to when I want to get a visual overview of a place. The results can be stunning, and indeed they were when I casually searched for photos of Patagonia.
In fact, I figured they were so beautiful and pin-worthy, why not share them here? I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!
Horses in the pasture at Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Glaciar Perito Moreno, Argentina
Marble Caves of Lake General Carrera, Chile
Sea lions at Canal de Beagle, Ushuaia, Argentina
Espejo Lake, Argentina
Mountain road at Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Cerro Torre at the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, on the border between Argentina and Chile
The Viedma Glacier, part of the huge Southern Patagonian Icefield, Chile
Fitz Roy mountain, or Cerro Chaltén, the Southern Patagonian Ice Field (Don't miss the two travelers near the lake, they really give you a sense of the scale of these mountains).
Hiking at Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina with Fitzroy Mountain there at the distance.
Perito Moreno Glacier at Los Glaciares National Park
Trail to Cerro Torre, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Nahuel Huapi lake, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina
Pinturas River Canyon, in Argentina
Torres del Paine at sunrise
Cascada del Rio Paine - Waterfalls on the Paine river at Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Chorrillo del Salto waterfall, El Chaltén, Argentina
Torres Del Paine
Awesome, awesome places, aren't they?
I think these photos of Patagonia are nothing short of fantastic and I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did. So many places to visit... and so many blog posts to write, both before and after the visits! Sometimes I wonder if life isn't too short to see it all.
What do you think? Have you ever been to Patagonia or South America? Are these places as amazing in real life as they are in the pictures? If you haven't visited the area yet, are they on your Bucket List as they are on mine? Let me know in the comments!