About to cross the stream on the hike, approaching the blue glacier

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This is about 20km into our backpacking. The fertile soil from recent glaciation sprang colorful life everywhere, even as the valley was changing colors for autumn. Little streams trickled here and there and fell into larger streams. Fording some of these was always a little sketchy when carrying a bunch of expensive camera equipment, but it was always worth it.

I can't explain how often I stopped to take photos along this hike! I am sure it took about 4x as long as needed, but that was the point of the whole trip, after all...

If you zoom into the large or ( original size ), you can see the glowing blue glacier there, spilling out from between the edge of the Andes.

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  1. Wozza_NZ 43 months ago | reply

    Amazing colour contrast, lovely shot!

  2. Benjamin Bjorn ( In memory of) 40 months ago | reply

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  3. Jean-Michel Priaux 40 months ago | reply

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  5. Denis Collette...!!! 36 months ago | reply

    Wonderful my dear...!!! Ü

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  6. .Luigi Mirto/ArchiMlFotoWord 35 months ago | reply

    Una interessantissima immagine inserita in un eccellente gruppo fotografico che raccoglie fantastiche riprese..
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  11. Jakeyz63 35 months ago | reply

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  13. .Luigi Mirto/ArchiMlFotoWord 35 months ago | reply

    Complimenti, vedo ben volentieri questa bella ripresa fra immagini di grandi artisti inserite in questo magnifico Stream Fotografico
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  14. Fereshte Faustini 34 months ago | reply

    Such a beautiful photo.

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