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Autumn Landscape of Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

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A slog up the moraine by the side of Mirador del Torres is a rewarding experience - here a sweeping view of the valley (Valle Ascencio) that leads to the famous Torres adorned now with fiery red vegetation provides a screaming contrast to the emerald green glacial lake that sits placidly by the foot of the towering Torres.

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A: Chile Torres Del Paine

door Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 200 hier vandaan

Chile Torres Del Paine

B: The Soaring Towers of Torres del Paine

door Arroz Marisco, 240 hier vandaan

Seen basking under the mid day sun here,the famous towers of Torres del Paine National Park disappear...

The Soaring Towers of Torres del Paine

C: Torres del Paine on a Cloudy Afternoon

door Arroz Marisco, 290 hier vandaan

It was a fine day upon arrival at Refugio Torres so I quickly grabbed my camera and hurried along in ...

Torres del Paine on a Cloudy Afternoon

D: The Scree up Torres

door Arroz Marisco, 490 hier vandaan

The steep hike up the scree is the last hurdle before the famed view of the towering Torres. It is sl...

The Scree up Torres

E: The beech forest on the way to the Torres Mirador

door Arroz Marisco, 1.8 hier vandaan

The native Patagonian beech forest has turned fiery red by late April on a hike to the Mirador del To...

The beech forest on the way to the Torres Mirador

F: Sunset Over Rio Ascencio

door Arroz Marisco, 2.9 hier vandaan

This is taken about a 100 metres before Refugio Chileno on my way back from Mirador del Torres.

Sunset Over Rio Ascencio

G: Rio Ascencio, Torres del paine National Park

door Arroz Marisco, 3.0 hier vandaan

The trail to the Mirador del Torres skirts along the course of Rio Ascencio until it reaches Valle Si...

Rio Ascencio, Torres del paine National Park

H: View of Hosteria Las Torres Late Afternoon

door Arroz Marisco, 4.6 hier vandaan

Taken on my way back from Mirador del Torres on the first day, you could see the expensive Hosteria d...

View of Hosteria Las Torres Late Afternoon

I: Leaving Las Torres

door Arroz Marisco, 5.9 hier vandaan

The Paine Massif is made up on its right side by the massive Monte Almirante Nieto (seen here) which ...

Leaving Las Torres

J: Los Torres Campsite and Torres Del Paine Chile

door Neil Parris, 6.1 hier vandaan

Los Torres Campsite in Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile. This park is becoming world famous for ...

Los Torres Campsite and Torres Del Paine Chile

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Text by Steve Smith.

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