“Primeras Impresiones.” swipe through the panorama of my first glimpse of Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park was stunning to say the least. It was even more significant and relieving to set eyes upon the Torres due to the craziest last minute travel debacle in the days leading up to this moment. Though planned in advance, my flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas (along with 1000’s of other flights) were abruptly halted/modified/canceled due to Latam Airline employee strikes. The fuss earlier this year affected close to 250,000 travelers in South and Central America. So instead of a 3 hour direct flight to meet up with @danielkordan and company, I instead had to chart a zig zagging approach - flying north to Buenos Aires, switching airports, continuing on to Calafate, Argentina where I spent a tired 6 hours in a hotel only to wake up early and catch the only 4 hour bus ride at 5AM south to cross the Chile/Argentina border, continuing on to Porto Natales, Chile. From there, it was a scenic 2 hour ish drive to the park entrance. I was exhausted, delirious but also hopped up on caffeine and excitement. This first impression made it all worth it. One of the most beautiful scenes I’ve witnessed. Though I would have preferred the more direct approach, it’s a story and adventure I’ll remember for the rest of my life.
Camera: Canon 5DS R
Lens: Canon 70-200mm 2.8 L II
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