Images by Phil Green
Patagonia is the most southern region of South America. It covers both Chile and Argentina and features the magnificent Andes Cordillera on the western side and a vast semi-arid plain on the eastern Argentinian side. At 50 degrees south in latitude, Patagonia experiences wide extremes of weather on a daily basis as a succession of intense highs and lows blow across from the west. It is famous for its winds and magnificent clear skies, yet there is a high chance of sleet, snow and ice virtually anytime of the year.
“These photos were taken at the Perito Moreno Glacier outside El Calafate, the Fitz Roy National Park at El Chalten, both in Argentina, and the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Both Argentina and Chile are strongly developing the tourist potential of the region but are equally being extremely careful that the development of the national parks is done on a sustainable basis without endangering the ecology of the region. Hopefully my photographs convey some of the magnificence of this spectacular, wild, rugged and most beautiful part of the world.” Phil Green is an Australian photographer who has been living in Bali since 2010. You can see more of Phil‘s photography at his website: baliphotoblog.smugmug.com