The old bones I found on the way to Mordor

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As for this photo from Argentina below, this was found on the second day of hiking into the Andes. The landscape changes very quickly and we emerged from one forest and were suddenly facing another. The stark white roots reminded me of bones coming out of the ground and holding up old trees. In the distance, you can see the final destination of this hike - the mysterious peaks of Fitz Roy. These are covered by clouds 90% of the time, so to have them on a crystal clear day was lucky indeed. Tomorrow, in addition to posting the short film, I'll show you a closer shot of Fitz Roy that was taken around 6 AM the next morning, after an icy hike of 1500 feet in pitch black. Will there be clouds at sunrise, or will it be visible?

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  1. Just Add Light 83 months ago | reply

    amazing place. I love the mountain scape, so beautiful.

  2. ATSICHLAS (Busy) 83 months ago | reply

    Stunning image, bravo!

  3. Chee Seong 83 months ago | reply

    Great shot!

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

  4. lauriten 83 months ago | reply

    I was there last year!!
    It was amaaaaaaaaazing!!!!!!

  5. lovemyblackcat (Ophir Michaeli) 83 months ago | reply

    I love this new perspective of the Fitz Roy.

  6. Philip Kuntz 83 months ago | reply

    Stellar shot of a stunning, spectacular scene. Bravo!
    Fabulous title too.

  7. todd- 83 months ago | reply

    i like this one a lot

  8. Stuck in Customs 83 months ago | reply

    Thank you all very much! :)

  9. happicamper.geo 83 months ago | reply

    Great shot and what an adventure. Thanks for sharing :-)
    Seen on your photo stream. (?²ˣ)

  10. ♥ Katie ann. Off more than on. 83 months ago | reply


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  11. e-costa 83 months ago | reply

    Its very difficult to me to appreciate HDR. I simply appreciate that what I like and I like this pic...

  12. shotzy 83 months ago | reply

    Another amazing shot.

  13. greenschist 83 months ago | reply

    Beautiful photo!

  14. Ostrosky Photos 83 months ago | reply

    When I first went to Los Glaciares National Park, back in 1993 I was caught by The Lord of the Rings and pictured the landscapes of Santa Cruz as amazingly proper for the shooting of the book.
    It was New Zealand, that is really similar to the eye to Patagonia. I was not that off the track.

    The image is beautiful.
    Beautifully Done!

  15. juandelajota 83 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called veties, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  16. tinus_vanniekerk 83 months ago | reply

    Wow!! I really love your pics. Your style and composition is perfect every time! I look forward to your next posts

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