11 Photos That Show The Wild Beauty Of Patagonia


In 2018 I was fortunate enough to visit Patagonia for the first time. My journey took me from Puerto Natales by boat into Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. 

The area is famed for its wild weather, and as I was to experience, it lived up to its raucous reputation.

Approaching Torres del Paine by Boat

Traveling towards Mount Balmaceda by boat from Puerto Natales up the Última Esperanza Fjord.

Boat journey in Torres del Paine National Park

Traveling by boat offers fantastic views that are missed if you travel into the park by road. 

Torres del Paine weather change

The weather in Patagonia is highly changeable. A sunny day can quickly be overtaken by a squall without warning. 

Torres del Paine glacier

Approaching the Balmaceda Glacier. The glacier is in retreat due to climate change and no longer reaches the fjord below. 

Freshly calved ice sits in the lake in front of the Serrano Glacier.

approaching torres del pain-by-boat

For the last leg of the journey, we swap from the ferry into rubber dinghies. In front of us is the first sight of the majestic Torres Del Paine National Park.  

Torres Del Paine camping

On arrival in Torres del Paine, we pitch up at a spot with a majestic view.  

Torres Del Paine View

A short walk up the hillside from our camping spot gives us a great view of the Torres del Paine granite massif and Lake Pehoe in the foreground. 

The view from the W Trail looking back towards our camping spot. 

The view from the hiking trail in the French Valley which forms part of the W trek circuit. 

Torres del Paine 3 towers

The three granite towers of Torres del Paine illuminated at sunrise at the end of the W trek circuit. 

If you’re interested in visiting, check out the national park website for more information. If you would like to take the boat from Puerto Natales into Torres del Paine then please visit Turismo 21 de Mayo for more information and booking.

Have you visited Torres del Paine? Let me know your experience in the comments below.

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andy marsh

Hi, I’m Andy, a professional filmmaker and photographer travelling to the remotest places on earth.

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