Roughly 80% of my photos show landscapes.
For that reason, I cannot give any guarantee that the dozen I selected
for this page are among the best. Still, I hope you can enjoy them.
The lake in the foreground was created
after an eruption a few decades ago, when the lava closed up the valley.
Atacama salt lake
In summer, only small extensions of
water remain. This water is completely saturated with salt.
Andean high steppe and salt lake
Several species of camelids are endemic
to this area.
Misty Araucaria forest
The Araucaria trees are very ancient.
People with a florid fantasy tend to imagine dinosaurs suddenly breaking
out of such forests!
The evil of mankind
In the 1940s, enormous areas of rain
forest were burned down in Chile's south to make room for farms. This caused
a drastic climate change. The area is now a dry steppe, useless for agriculture,
the fertile soil having been carried away by erosion. Like accusing fingers,
the charred remains of once mighty trees still stand guard over the dead
The Paine Massif
In one of the local aboriginal languages,
"Paine" means "blue".
High altitude plains in the Andes
mountains can often offer unexpected views!
What happened here is very much the
same process that made Mount St. Helens in the USA so famous. Basically
the entire top of the volcano blew off, causing a massive pyroclastic flow.
The Lascar continues at a high level of activity.
Seen from the summit of the neighboring
Lonquimay volcano. Views like this one are the reason why I keep climbing
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