Hike to the top of Cerro El Roble

Last weekend we did a beautiful hike to the top of Cerro El Roble, with 2222m the highest peak in the coastal mountains near Santiago de Chile. We started our hike at 1650m – just above the clouds with the first spectacular panoramic views to the West to the Pacific ocean and to Cerro La Campana sticking its […]

New gallery from Pumalín Park added

Here comes the picture gallery behind the Happy New Year 2015 post. We visited the northern part of the Carretera Austral (Ruta 7) between Christmas and New Year. We spent most of our time in the Pumalín Park, a private natural sanctuary founded by Douglas Tompkins.

Help us to reforest Patagonia!

Chilean Patagonia is a world treasure, but forest fires and human intervention have caused the destruction of more than 3 million hectares in the Aysen and Magallanes regions. Reforest Patagonia is the largest reforestation initiative in Chile’s history. It is a non-profit citizen movement that mobilizes public and private support to organize initiatives that contribute to […]

New gallery Autumn Colours released

The plan was to drive South to look for autumn colours. Problem was, the first week of May is generally considered to be too early for that. But we had no choice. After an overnight stop at Ruedi’s Viña Chillán we arrived to our first destination, the natural reserve Huilo Huilo where we stayed at the spectacular Nothofagus hotel.

Happy New Year 2013

We wish you all the best for a Happy New Year! We spent the turn of the year in the beautiful Tantauco park on the island of Chiloé, Chile. The end-of-the-year picture was taken on December 31st at the new lighthouse overlooking Caleta Inío.  

First test shots posted

I just uploaded a gallery with test shots taken with the new AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens in the nearby Parque Bicentenario on sunny Sunday morning. The lens is heavy but easy to handle on the monopod for example for animal shots. The speed and image quality are outstanding – as expected. The […]