A full day walk in this magnificent glacier. The day was unstable cloudy some times, then harsh light other times. So, it was a day to shot different images with different light.
Perito Moreno is considered to be a “stable” glacier in the sense that it is neither advancing nor retreating. It is famous for the way it periodically pushes right across the channel, forming a massive dyke of ice that cut off the Brazo Rico and Brazo Sur from the main body of Lago Argentino. Isolated from their natural outlet, the water in the brazos (arms) would build up against the flank of the glacier, flooding the surrounding area, until eventually the pressure forced open a passage into the canal once again.
From Calafate to Upsala Glaciar
A 5 hours walk throught the glaciar valley with stunning landscapes and a vast resource of fóssil than can tell us stories with more than 4 milhion years.
The tour was through a landscape that until recently was covered by glaciers and has a great geological interest. View of Lake Guillermo and of the stunning oriental front of Upsala Glacier, Southern patagonian ice and hills Murallón and Don Bosco. Descents through the Cañadón de los Fósilesarea where we can find fosiles, remains of the last marine ingression which has been ucovered by glacial action. Valley of unique characterisitics.
There’s a definite Andean feel with traditional handicrafts, llamas, indigenous communities and Inca ruins, and the high, arid puna (Andean highlands) stretching into Chile and Bolivia. The region’s cities were Argentina’s first colonial settlements and have special appeal.
Argentina’s northwest sits lofty, dry and tough beneath the mighty Andes. Nature works magic here with stone: weird, wonderful, tortured rockscapes are visible throughout.
El Chaltén is in the Patagonian region of southern Argentina. El Chalten was founded in the late 70s/early 80s as an outpost of Argentina to anticipate land claims of Chile for that area. It is still a small town that is best known for being the gateway to Mt. Fitz Roy and Cerro Torres, two of the most rugged and impressive peaks in the Patagonian Andes. The growing number of hiking tourist lead to an increase in construction and in summer the town is full of tourists
Beagle Channel (Spanish: Canal Beagle) is a strait in Tierra del Fuego Archipelago on the extreme southern tip of South America partly in Chile and partly in Argentina. The channel separates the larger main island of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego from various. The channel’s eastern area forms part of the border between Chile and Argentina and the western area is entirely within Chile.
Situated on the Beagle Strait, Ushuaia is the largest city in Argentine Tierra del Fuego, and arguably the southernmost city in the world. In the past, the town has been a missionary base, penal colony and naval base for the Argentine navy. Ushuaia is now a major tourist town, complete with casinos and nice restaurants, and commonly used as a base for hiking, winter sports and cruises to Antarctica.
A little far from the conservative and functional documentary that guides my work, this series is a unique opportunity to admire the power of the Andes from the air. Sometimes it can be a bit abstract and, at some point we lose ourselves finding images drawn by nature (hope it happens to you).
It was photographed in January 2014 on a flight over the Andes Mountains in southern Argentina (Ushuaia). For me it was an experience I will never forget, I felt the power of the mountain range, I saw unique colours with a clean and transparent light to infinity.
I hope you can convey the strength and happiness I felt during this flight, that it suits you and bring something new to your lives.
Cork extraction in the North Alentejo (Portugal). This work was made for APCOR (Portuguese Cork Association) during 2014 summer.
Started in 2012 in the North of Portugal, this documentary continues in 2014 to the South.
The first part (Cork extraction in the north of Portugal) was made around a family during an extraction season: from the tree to the pile. It is a proximity and complicity documentary more connected to the people. To APCOR the documentary continued during the 2014 season in Ribatejo and North Alentejo with cork extraction and landscapes from different properties. A less close approach to people, more objective, focused on the extraction, the tree and the surrounding nature.
Portugal is the largest cork exporter in the world. Cork extraction is one of the stages of a long process that begins 30 years earlier when cork oak is either planted or born spontaneously.
In various regions of southern Europe, the cork oak is a tree that stands out in the landscape, both for its grandeur and structure, and by the display of its steady green foliage throughout the year.
It is a portrait of deep and rural Portugal, of one of the last examples of people who dedicate their lives to animals and nature.
The grazing / transhumance is practised in such rare situations and tend to its rapid and abrupt disappearance.