Argentina

Periwinkle Skies on the Patagonian Steppe

When you think of Patagonia, you think of big, stoney, peaks, the massive andes mountain range, and piercing blue lakes, but I have to give a shoutout to the most underrated piece of Patagonia – the steppe.  Even though the steppe actually makes up the vast majority of the region we consider Patagonia, we don’t see much of it in photos.

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Cerro Fitz Roy and Torres Del Paine are so dramatic, this is obviously what will be most shared, but I wanted to give some appreciation to the Patagonian steppe, because it is incredibly beautiful, even if most people only see it while sitting on a bus from one location to another.
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This one is my fave.  I call it Periwinkle Skies.
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I loved the way the yellow earth contrasted againts the deep blue mountains in the background, and I swear, I’ve never seen such massive clouds!  Watching mountain sized clouds, roll across the plains over the tiny cows or guanacos looked almost ominous, but majestic (in a non-cheesy way).
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I loved  when at sunrise we had beautiful periwinkle skies, and rays  of light would breaking through the clouds to light up the vibrant blue lakes. The landscape seemed ironically colorful.  I would say, that the steppe can definitely hold it’s own against Cerro Fitz Roy.
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