Tarns of Monte Fitz Roy
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Tarns of Monte Fitz Roy

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This is another view of the vast valley below the mighty Monte Fitz Roy with a dozen of tarns reflecting under the mid-day sun.

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Images à proximité de South America

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A: Laguna Madre & Hija

Par Arroz Marisco, à 430 mètres

The small outcrop opposite the majestic Monte Fitz Roy is a good place to catch a glimpse of it toget...

Laguna Madre & Hija

B: Fitz Roy Valley

Par Marcio Cabral, à 610 mètres

Fitz Roy Valley

C: By the side of Laguna Madre

Par Arroz Marisco, à 650 mètres

The twin lakes of Laguna Hija and Laguna Madre are two medium-sized lakes lying by the foot of El cha...

By the side of Laguna Madre

D: Fitz Roy Valley at sunrise

Par Marcio Cabral, à 710 mètres

Fitz Roy Valley at sunrise

E: Fitz Roy Valley

Par Marcio Cabral, à 730 mètres

Fitz Roy Valley

F: Laguna Torre, El Chalten

Par Marcio Dufranc Photography, à 780 mètres

Laguna Torre, one of the most incredilble spots of El Chalten, with it glaciar, the river and the bea...

Laguna Torre, El Chalten

G: Fitz Roy Valley at Magic Hour

Par Marcio Cabral, à 880 mètres

Sunrise in the magic valley, the view of the Fitz Roy and the mountain range is undoubtedly one of th...

Fitz Roy Valley at Magic Hour

H: El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina

Par Marcio Dufranc Photography, A 1.1 km

Panoramic at the end of the trail to Poicenot camp.Up there laguna de los tres and the amazing Fitz R...

El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina

I: The Flaming Landscape of Monte Fitz Roy

Par Arroz Marisco, A 1.1 km

The trail to Monte Fitz Roy follows largely the course of the river that drains Laguna Madre & hi...

The Flaming Landscape of Monte Fitz Roy

J: Poincenot base camp

Par Marcio Cabral, A 1.4 km

Poincenot base camp

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Text by Steve Smith.

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