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Patagonia’s Land

A photographic journey through Chilean Patagonia region

We headed out for adventure. Deep into Chilean Patagonia in Torres del Paine National Park we rode horses for hours with gauchos, explored caves where giants used to live, stared in awe at Cleopatra’s Needles, stopped to take in the first sights of guanaco I have only read about in Charles Darwin’s descriptions and enjoyed endless fields of baby sheep. The first thing that struck me about Patagonia was how untouched it is by man. No red lights or bill boards, no gas stations or pavement and no cell service. It is truly a completely unpolluted environment. You stand in the center of Patagonia, so far from anything familiar, so alone, hours from other humans and as far as the eye can see there is infinite beauty, purity and vast wonderment.

“What on earth makes you choose such an outlandish part of the world to go to? What can be the attraction? These, and similar questions and exclamations I heard from the lips of my friends and acquaintances, when I told them of my intended trip to Patagonia, the land of the Giants. What was the attraction in going to an outlandish place so many miles away? The answer to the question was contained in its own words. Precisely because it was an outlandish place and so far away, I chose it. Palled for the moment with civilization and its surroundings, I wanted to escape somewhere where I could be as far removed from them as possible. There I would be able to penetrate into vast wilds, virgin as yet to the foot of man. Scenes of infinite beauty and grandeur might be lying hidden in the silent solitude of the mountains that bound the barren plains of the Pampas, into whose mysterious recesses no one as yet had ever ventured.”

-Lady Florence Dixie, 1880

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  • http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com/ Supal

    oh goodness me, these pictures are seriously of utopia! How beautiful! I also love all the perspectives you have going on here! x

  • http://scrapsofmylove.tumblr.com/ Arzoo Amer

    What an incredible journey it must have been to witness the land and vastness… and how unexpectedly vibrant! Your photographs make me feel like I can almost breathe in the crispness of the air!

    PS – Every photo you post of yourself on here and on Instagram, you look even more beautiful than the last and I am obsessed over this latest photo of you, reminds me of the SATC quote “Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.” <3

    • http://annstreetstudio.com/ Jamie Beck

      “Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.” LOVE.
      Can you email me your mailing address?

  • http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/ Molly {Dreams in HD}

    oh my gosh jamie these photos are just out of this world. i feel like i am almost there when i look at them. thank you for transporting me to such a beautiful place on this tuesday morning.

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

  • Stef

    Truly amazing. I had the luck to have been there a couple of times as I live in Chile, and is a very beautiful and magical please. Like out of this world. The only thing that caught my attention is the fact that there were “gauchos” guiding you as they are from Argentina…they should’ve been “huasos”…I know that that part of the Patagonia is very close to Argentina but it’s still Chile…

    • Gabriel Miller

      I’m sorry, but you’re wrong, Stef. I was born and raised in Punta Arenas, which is part of the Chilean Patagonia, and they ARE “gauchos” or “Baqueanos”. Both Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia share the same traditions in that way. “Huasos” are chilean, but they have nothing to do with Patagonia; they are from other regions of the country, further north.

  • Steve Lizcano

    Wonderful photos! Are these shot in film or digital? Thanks!

    • http://annstreetstudio.com/ Jamie Beck

      They are all digital. I’m about to go to Brazil and I’m thinking about doing it in film this time. Just to give the photos more texture. I think because of the nature of the light in Patagonia the saturation makes these look more film like.

  • http://www.lenakarelova.com/ Lena Karelova

    Actually I have no words….Incredible beauty of nature, lines, shapes..God, it’s amazing!

  • http://liveitinerantly.com/ Quyen Nguyen

    Incredibly breathtaking. I’m speechless by your beautiful photography.

  • Naomi

    Spectacular photos! It sounds (and looks!) like an amazing experience. I especially love the photos of the flowers and snow-capped mountains.

  • Tarragona IN

    How do you feel when you are near the end of the Earth (geographically)???
    http://tarragonain.blogspot.com.es

    • http://annstreetstudio.com/ Jamie Beck

      It doesn’t feel any different than when you are any other place in the world, until you think about it and then it does feel quite bizarre in your mind.

  • http://www.archistas.com/ Maya

    Nature in its purest form! These photographs give me such a great blast of wanderlust. Definitely want to visit Patagonia someday. Incredible photo’s :)

  • Yohanna Sof

    I think this trip must have been a dream come true for you….your picture on the horse is breathtaking!! Wish I visit this place in the future as well…thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://unusualmagic.blogspot.com.au/ Vickie Simons

    awesome – I think that’s pretty much the only appropriate word, simply awesome.

  • Jans camera

    Thank you for showing me Patagonia. A place I knew nothing about but now I am in love with this beautiful scenery.