It’s hard to describe seeing a glacier for the first time: the seemingly unnatural color, how still it appears to be when in fact it is a moving river, the god-like size that reminds you of your fragile, ephemeral life… all I can say is that I couldn’t stop staring until I had become completely enchanted. And now, thanks to our Quasar tour guide, I can say I have eaten glacier ice straight off of an iceberg.
The might of Patagonia has to lie within its waters. From the spectacular green color of Lake Pehoé to Lake Grey with its floating icebergs and then to be hit with the rapid roaring waterfalls of Salto Grande and Cascada Rio Paine, and finally down comes rain out of clouds that redefine the word drama. Water is all around you, and never in a boring fashion.
“I climbed a path and from the top looked up-stream towards Chile. I could see the river, glinting and sliding through the bone-white cliffs with strips of emerald cultivation either side. Away from the cliffs was the desert. There was no sound but the wind, whirring through thorns and whistling through dead grass, and no other sign of life but a hawk, and a black beetle easing over white stones.”
― Bruce Chatwin
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8 thoughts on “Patagonia’s Water”
Absolutely breathtaking! I´ve been waiting these photos for months! and it worth it. By seeing this amazing images all I can say is that I´m proud of living in this gorgeous corner of the world.
Regards from downhere.
I never would have expected glaciers to have that aquamarine color… how crazy beautiful!
The colors are unreal! I especially love the contrast of the clouds with the vivid blue. Can’t wait to go one day!
such incredible shots
What can you hear at this part of the Earth? It’s like being in the origin of the Earth. Spectaular!!!! Thank you for letting me travel to that part of the world. Amazing
This is so unreal!!! I mean your photos are too amazing! WOW! Keep it up Jamie. I love all your works. xo ♥
your photos are amazing!! i’m in love with the patagonia, can’t wait to book a trip =)
So what DOES iceberg ice taste like? I will be disappointed if you say it tastes like ice from a freezer.