📷 Stone Сastles of Patagonia - PhotoFeed Around the World

in Photography Lovers6 months ago (edited)

Continuing the theme of mountains, today I want to show you some pictures of rock formations in Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve, Chile. They are located in the foothills in the south of the country, near Lake Lago General Carrera and the town of Chile Chico (about 28 km on the road south along the river) — and just in a couple of kilometers from the border with Argentina, which runs here along the Jeinimeni River.

On mountain meadows of an almost alpine type at an altitude of about 1000 m above sea level, here and there, rocks of bizarre shapes suddenly grow out of the ground, both singly and in whole groups. Pillars, statues, castles, fortress walls and other fantastic rock figures seem to be real ruins, just lightly covered with soil and heavily chiselled by winds over many, many years. Well, what giants could live here! :)

And most importantly, there are so few people here! A real gift for those who like to walk in silence and loneliness, hear only the sounds of the wind, look at rocks and occasionally see a local cow grazing freely :)

I sign on the photos what images I saw in these rocks. I wonder if you will see the same or something different?



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Just like a real castle on a hill!


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The fortress wall and the passage in it, which was once closed by the gate...


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Rows of stone sentinels peering into the distance from a height.


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Two heads of statues, reclining male and vertical female.


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Just a cute cow :)




It's better to watch the photos in high resolution: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

This post is also an entry to the PhotoFeed Around The World Contest - South America dedicated every day of the week to one of the continents. Check out @photofeed for more information :)


Camera: OLYMPUS E-M1 Mark II


You can also see my photos in my blog LJ and in my profile on NatGeo. You can read a short interview with me here.



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I need to see that in person. Your photos are awesome, I like it !!

Thanks a lot! I'm glad you liked it :) Hope you get to visit there, it's a wonderful place. You can see the exact location on the map here.

Amazing scenery, thank you for sharing
rawr!

It's amazing nature! Thanks for taking the time to look here :)

Eye-catching!! I adore the one that resembles a castle. Is it possuble to go on camping there @sharker?

Thanks a lot! :)
I'm not sure about camping there (I think this should be checked with Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve), but there is a great hiking trail for 3-4 hours (we went without backpacks).

Absolutely beautiful. Patagonia is on my bucket list to go climbing!

Thank you! :)
Patagonia is definitely worth a visit, it's just an amazing and diverse region! Hope you get to visit it soon, there are really insanely many opportunities for climbing.

Amazing nature!

Oh yeah! Chile is rich in a wide variety of natural beauties.

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Wow those are really cool rock formations. It is so great to see all the places you have traveled!

Those rocks are impressive, yes. It was a pleasure to walk among them, and to tell and show them here too :) Glad you liked this place. It is a pity that now I really have little time for large and detailed travel stories.
However, I know you've seen even more amazing rock formations, I still remember some of the amazing views from your posts :)

Yes, Southern Utah and Northern Arizona have some great rocks. I just got back from Lake Powell and have some great posts coming up.

I'm sure it was a great trip! Going to read your posts now. Before that, there was no time even to look here, on Hive.