I have showed you already a photo from the cruise on the Beagle Channel south of Ushuaia on Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. In that photo I was sure to have the sea lions there because of the presence of the very characteristic male. Here I am not that sure anymore as there is no male visible and the sea lion females may be similar to other species.
Far in the distance you see Ushuaia (pronounced Usuaia as the h in Spanish is not pronounced), the southernmost city on the Earth.
What is apparent from this photo is a fantastic location of Ushuaia at the foothills of the 2000m high mountains, which gives the town an amazing atmosphere and makes it worth visiting even for that reason only.
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lousat (89896) 2011-01-26 2:14
Hi Mariusz,fanatstic scenary and beautiful choice of point of view for the best result,one of the most spectaculars places of the world i think...you was lucky to be there!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
mauro61 (52855) 2011-01-26 2:17
un fantastico taglio in ina inquadratura che lega gli animali al paesaggio.
Perfetto controllo della luce e scenario di incantevole bellezza,
npecanhuk (74878) 2011-01-26 2:57
You got such a beautiful picture with those animals and Ushuaia in the background!
A bit different from when I was there, in winter! Still, I can see the urban slopes back there!
Excellent quality! Very interesting and truly wonderful!
TFS - congrats,
jobarracuda (47) 2011-01-26 3:02
this is such a beautiful scenery...and with the sea lions enjoying the place.
this image is worthy of a space in any travel magazine.
samson (1537) 2011-01-26 3:32
The presence of sea lions really add a star to your already beautiful shot. Well done.
This is really a wonderful place to visit.
From one who lives along the Equatorial belt -- no snow, no sea lions (except in the seasons theme park and at the zoo)
asajernigan (21427) 2011-01-26 5:13
The scenery here if great and you have captured it nicely. Your composition is great using the rock to lead the eye to the sea lions. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness.
SWEETFREEDOM (24617) 2011-01-26 7:09
very nice compo with the wild animal in fg and the city and mountaing range in bg.
surely they have a great view to look at.
JFS (32459) 2011-01-26 10:01
Spectacular shot of great quality. Thanks to loet us know these distant landscapes.
UlfE (14641) 2011-01-26 11:38
A excellent photo of sea-lions. Your POV really great. I wonder if could be better than this. I do not think so. The snow mountains is a wonderful backdrop. I really like that it is slightly blurred and that the focus is on the sea-lions. A really great photo-job. TFS and have nice evening!
macjake (67100) 2011-01-26 11:41
this one put a smile on my face for sure.
love the green color at the bottom, i take it its due to the water line. the sea lions seem to be happy, just chilling out! and the city in the BG is a great addition too. perhaps a little bit more contrast in photoshop could bring out the mountains, not sure, but dont get me wrong, its still a fantastic photo with 2 great elements, 3 actually when you include the mountains. attractive photo.
jemaflor (96087) 2011-01-26 11:44
Great landscape with these mountains in the bg and a funny scene well taken in the fg, very good composition and original photo.
Jeppo (17645) 2011-01-26 12:49
ladny ostroc i perspektiwa! I hope to visit patagonia someday...the more pictures I see the more I want to fly there!
Sonata11 (33763) 2011-01-26 16:38
to zdjecie jest imponujace. Miales szczescie zyby tez zrobic tak piekna ftoke z lwami morskimi.Cudne zdjecie.Moje gratulacje.
Podoba mi sie bardzo.
emka (95295) 2011-01-26 23:24
Fantastyczny widok Ushuaia u stóp osniezonych gór, sympatyczne zwierzaki. A podplywaly do łodzi? Znakomity kadr, bardzo surowy krajobraz.
josepmarin (58357) 2011-01-27 2:51
a peaceful scene of these sea lions resting on a huge rock.
Well captured by means of a good framing that includes the city of Ushuaia and the beautiful snow-capped mountains in the background, in a very deep and sharp image.
Good lighting and good color. It's a great work.
PaulVDV (28263) 2011-01-27 9:15
The view of the snowcapped mountains is absolutely impressive, specially when we see them rising up high above Ushuaia.
The group of sea lions on the rock is a splendid foreground.
Best regards, Paul
sacavem (18620) 2011-01-27 9:30
Excellent photographic moment. Very great nature photo, snow and the lake and the seals. Good shot, POV, colour, and definition.
Well done, my friend!
ciakgiak (30429) 2011-01-27 13:44
che bella immagine! Mi piacciono molto naturalmente i soggetti che se la godono al fresco, ma soprattutto il magnifico scenario che li circonda. Eccellente la tecnica e la qualitŕ con cui ce li mostri, magnifica la luce e colori molto naturali.
Un caro abbraccio
jhm (151528) 2011-01-28 3:48
You took a very well picture with your 15-85mm lens, we get a very nice result.
You create depth and perspective through the excellent choice of your angle.
Very well composition, excellent captured too.
Wonderful presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
raszid62 (18515) 2011-01-28 6:20
Piękne plażowiczki na skalnej i zimnej plaży. A serio. wspaniałe ujęcie , to chyba uchatki, a wtle piękny widok na ośnieżone góry i miasto pod nimi.
Bardzo dobra kompozycja, świetne naturalne kolory i perfekcyjna ostrość.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-01-28 8:10
An another excellent post in your very interestiong serie of the Tierra del Fuogo. Superb depht with the animals in the FG and the large prospect open to the mountain covered of snow in the BG. Very interesting and very nice photowork.
Have a nice WE,
Waylim (25502) 2011-01-28 9:47
Fantastic, I like this one much better than the last of this same subject, this one the view alone would have make a beautiful shot and composition. the presence of the sea lions makes it even more lively and fun to look at. Looks like a whole family are enjoying themself claimbing up and slideing down this rock and the view is fantastic, but I would hate to live here in the cold.
Great shot technically and compositionally. Thanks for show where I could not go last time.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-01-28 12:24
Very beautiful composition with a leading quite interesting, and the presence in the distance of the town at the foot of the mountains. Excellent sharpness and depth. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
bukitgolfb301 (41070) 2011-01-28 16:49
Hi my dear Mariusz
Another wonderful and impressive shot as your own style at professional level. Nice combination and contarst for two objects. Very considerd framework, so clearly sharp also deep focusing and best composition, of course, as usual. Thanks for your sharing with finest work, have a good Saturday and best regards,
AKITA (15125) 2011-01-28 21:23
a beautiful picture of very joyful scene for sea lions and us too,
fore rock slope and back slopes of mountains are similar in shape, those make picturesque perspective in this view,
gradational colors of rock from white to green are rather vivid against back blueish panoramic scenery,
very sophisticated cropping from the nature,
thank you for your excellent shot,
Graal (102622) 2011-01-28 23:40
fajne spotkanie z dzika przyroda. Tlo lepiej kontrastuje niz w focie tej z linku. Dla nas temat atrakcyjny, nawet w ZOO nie ma takich widokow. Ok. notka.
kordinator (20513) 2011-01-29 0:53
Fanatstic scenary with excellent point of view.
Nice motive the sea lions enjoying the place.
Amazing snowy covered mmasive mountains.
Perfect light managment and soft light.
Elegant compositiov very unusual.
adramad (44900) 2011-01-29 7:42
Fantastic composition with great charm, which helps this group of seals in this sloping rock, are some animals that I love with that cute little face, the superb background of mountains covered in snow gives great DOF to the image and adds great beauty.
Very good light and beautiful colors. Different and good job.
Enjoy the weekend.
All the best.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2011-01-30 8:08
Excellent "seat" for the view!!! For sure, I have a lot of envy of the sea lions jajajaja
jafadabret (56501) 2011-01-31 8:56
Belle photo de famille faisant de la glissade et de la bronzette sur ce rocher au bout du monde !
J'aime ce décor de montagnes et, au pied de celles-ci, la ville.
Juntas (7960) 2011-02-03 3:12
Hi Mariusz. A great shot well captured in the right moment with the sea lions playing around. Great composition with the beautiful mountains covered with snow in the background. Good colors and sharpness. Fine job.
Have a nice day.
Urs (14082) 2011-02-07 1:45
Fantastic shot of these sea lions, I like it, it also has it's funny side, a pleasure slide, very good POV, DOF and pastel color hues. Good photo job
nikkitta (17066) 2011-05-07 8:28
Great capture and good note
Like the way you chose to show Ushuaia with the lions on the Fg
But what I like the more is the light, half blue, half argent
Greetings and have a good week end
It was after watching your photos that I decided to visit this place
ikeharel (69883) 2014-10-15 6:24
Good afternoon Mariusz,
Fabulous view from the "Fin del-Mundo" Fjords with snowy mountains top's, and the sea-lions taking a sun-bath on the rocks.
Amazing nature, well spotted picture, fine applied.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (35918)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Patagonia 2010
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-26 2:12