Another one of my more typical pictures of Chile.
I've taken this one on our way to the great "Torres del Paine National Park".
We came across a herd of free living Guanakos and had quite some time to take pictures. If I understood our guide correctly, they can be up to 2m high and reach a top speed of up to 80km/h.
They are not very shy, you can get quite near them if you are moving slowly. I managed to approach them to about 10m.
Shown here are 2 Guanakos that seem to look at some of the Torres del Paine horns that just appeared out of the clouds.
But actually they are watching the other herd members, you can see their heads on the lower right side of the picture.
Taken in RAW, increased sharpness, contrast and saturation and converted to JPG.
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Rockyboy (20598) 2004-01-08 17:30
Veru nice picture of Chile mountains and those Guanakos looking at the mountains are well placed in the picture, with nice colours. Well done!
nwoehnl (122) 2004-01-08 17:39
This is wonderful, Goran. I like how you have included the Guanakos in your composition here - they make for an initially surprising, but pleasantly natural and colorful addition. They also add perspective and depth to your shot, which is stunning to look at all the way back to the snow-topped mountain range.
I'm stunned by the beauty of Chile based on the images I've seen so far on TE. Yours are doing a particularly good job in illustrating the variety of that country.
bmckenzie (517) 2004-01-08 19:37
I agree: great composition, great depth. Glad you got to see the Torres too: I gather many are disappointed by the weather. Got any bad weather shots? I'm starting to wonder if Patagonia isn't as wet and wild as people make out...
yaron (122) 2004-01-08 20:36
great picture of the tores del paine great position also well done
Clochette (8076) 2004-01-09 4:55
Just wonderful !...
What a nice view, I did not imagine such landscapes in Patagonia. Thank you Goran for sharing.
thilo (205) 2004-01-09 10:31
A wonderful picture. (See my workshop for a slightly different version.)
carper (96) 2004-01-09 10:52
Indeed this is a great picture, Goran,
What a great colours, great dof and a splendid composition.
Very good job, and thanks for the note.
manny (21833) 2004-01-09 12:11
I like the simple pleasure of the two Guanakos. The distant "horns" look very beautiful and the colors are amazing. The texture of the sky is very well-seen. Of course, your composition is aptly chosen although IMHO, I would crop tighter.
apivaz (1902) 2004-01-09 14:18
Bela paisagem: os animais parecem contemplar a neve, ignorando o fotografo. Talvez esteja um nadinha subrexposta e eu teria cortado um pouco o fundo da foto. De qualquer maneira belo momento.
- Copyright: Goran Petrovic (Goran) (247)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-11-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm, @ ISO 100
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2004-01-08 17:11
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