Chile

Chilean Total Solar Eclipse
Chilean Total Solar Eclipse
Coquimbo, Chile

When you have a total solar eclipse occurring in the second driest spot on Earth (the first being Antarctica of course), it makes for a beautiful sight. The biggest reason I wanted to see this eclipse was because it was occurring near sunset, allowing me to get a landscape picture of it low to the horizon. I spent months beforehand selecting two spots to photograph the eclipse, but the evening before I came across this view while driving by and decided that I'd set up at this location instead. During the next morning, I set up 7 hours beforehand to ensure the shot was exactly what I had wanted (and that no one else would take my spot). In the minutes before the eclipse, the birds went out to sea, the temperature got much colder, and the light had a weird ominous feeling. Once totality occurred it was one of the most amazing things you've ever seen.
Chilean Iceberg
Chilean Iceberg
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

We trekked through the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in Chile; a land full of mountains, glaciers, and icebergs. One of those glaciers was Grey Glacier, which broke off this beautiful deep blue iceberg that was drifting in the water. This iceberg, among the others that have broken off, will slowly melt away into the ocean and contribute to sea level rise and alter worldwide weather patterns in the years to come. With global temperatures at record highs, this glacier field has been losing about 20 billion tons of ice each year.
Chilean Desert Geyser
Chilean Desert Geyser
El Tatio, Chile

Chilean Reflection
Chilean Reflection
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Chilean Winter Storm
Chilean Winter Storm
Patagonia, Chile

Driving through Chile Route 9 in Southern Chile on our way to Torres del Paine, I noticed this really ominous looking forest area that reminded me of some kind of dystopia vibe. It was eerie yet beautiful at the same time with a fresh layer of snow on the ground.
Downtown Santiago, Chile
Downtown Santiago, Chile
Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile, home to the largest building in Latin America, was beautiful with such unique architecture and friendly people. I hadn't really taken city pictures in 20 years or so and it was hard to capture certain aspects of Santiago. I was able to get one good city/landscape picture though of Santiago after taking a cable car to the top of Cerro San Cristóbal. The weather cooperated that day allowing a clear shot (which is good because the whole sky was snowed over the day before blocking out the Andes).
El Tatia Geyser Cone
El Tatia Geyser Cone
Atacama desert, Chile

Fire-eyed Diucon
Fire-eyed Diucon
Southern Chile

Fire-eyed diucon
Foggy Chilean Landscape
Foggy Chilean Landscape
Southern Chile

Foggy Hills
Foggy Hills
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Foggy Mesa
Foggy Mesa
Southern Chile

Grey Glacier
Grey Glacier
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Lago El Toro Snowfall
Lago El Toro Snowfall
Puerto Natales, Chile

Lago Grey Ice
Lago Grey Ice
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Lago Grey Landscape
Lago Grey Landscape
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

The whole day was foggy, snowing, and with low visibility. As I was leaving the area I happened to turn around and see the clouds clearing just enough for this picture. The clouds were so thick beforehand that I had no idea this huge mountain was hiding behind the clouds.
Lago Grey Shore
Lago Grey Shore
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Lake Pehoe
Lake Pehoe
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Licancabur Volcano
Licancabur Volcano
Chile / Bolivia

Licancabur volcano is a stratovolcano on the border between Bolivia and Chile that is visible from everywhere around San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. At an elevation of 19,409 feet it stands out against the landscape.
Mirador Condor
Mirador Condor
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Mirador Condor
Moonrise Over Patagonia
Moonrise Over Patagonia
Southern Chile

Pelicans Against Eclipsed Sun
Pelicans Against Eclipsed Sun
Coquimbo, Chile

During the 2019 Chilean eclipse, as most people went their separate ways after totality, I stayed and kept my camera focused on the Sun. Seven minutes before the Moon completely passed from the Sun, I captured these two beautiful pelicans flying in front of the eclipsed Sun.
Reflection Of Torres Del Paine
Reflection Of Torres Del Paine
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Salto Grande Landscape
Salto Grande Landscape
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Salto Grande Waterfall
Southern Chile Ocean Shore
Southern Chile Ocean Shore
Southern Chile

Southern Chile Streetscape
Southern Chile Streetscape
Puenta Arenas, Chile

Valle De La Luna Dunes
Valle De La Luna Dunes
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Normally people tend not to hike in the desert during the hottest time of the day, but I knew the angle of the light would be great to get nice shadows on the dunes. The sand was so soft that each time the wind blew the shape of the dunes would change slightly.
Valle De La Luna Hill
Valle De La Luna Hill
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Valle De La Luna Sand
Valle De La Luna Sand
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile