Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Naturaleza, Naturally!

There's nothing more prevalent in Chilean Patagonia than naturaleza, or in English, nature! So naturally, with the nifty letter N being next for Alphabe-Thursday, that's what I'm sharing with you this week.








This image is not very sharp since it's greatly magnified, but I couldn't resist showing you this Andean Condor, soaring high above the sheer rocky cliffs. (Click on the image to enlarge). Condors have a wing span of up to 10.5 feet...huge and graceful, but not very handsome close-up. Note the condor in the image below also. (This area, located between Mañihuales and Pto. Cisnes, is known as a condor nesting spot, so it's common to see them here). The cliff tops were easily a couple thousand feet above where we stood.















Don't forget to stop by Mrs. Jenny's and see what the other Alphabetarians have in their nests this week. 

24 comments:

Susan Mystery said...

These are some really awesome shots! Thanks so much for sharing them!

Wanda said...

Each of your photos is better than the last. The mountainside ones and the one of the roadway tracing its way through the forest are especially appealing. Thanks for sharing!

Andy David said...

My dear Anita,
All of the photos are amazing and beautiful. The one with the sunrise or sunset was simply breathless to me. Yes, because it looked very romantic (smile). The bird...a wing span of 10.5...wow!! I won't want to get in his way (LOL). Thank you my dear friend for the little piece of history. You are also amazing to me (smile again).

Leovi said...

You are a true master at capturing the beauty of nature. Great pictures, great works of art. As always you never fail nature.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Nature at its best with your excellent photography ~ so creative ~ (A Creative Harbor

Always good to have you visit ~ enjoy ^_^

VBR said...

I love how I scrolled down the photos looking at the rough texture of the rocks, the topography, the road and then suddenly! Photos of flowers and delicately leaved trees! wonderful n post.

Claudia Willison said...

As always, Anita, beautiful pictures of an amazing nature in Chile!
Even if the condor is a little fuzzy, because of the crop/enlargement, it gives us a good idea of just how big these birds are - thank you.

Karen S. said...

Naturally nice nature nook! :)

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Oh, how beautiful! This is such an amazing planet, and Chile has some breathtaking sights!

I spent time at the Gift Fair in NY this week and met some vendors and artisans from Chile. The booth for the business CostaVolcano was so much fun!

EG CameraGirl said...

Nature at its best!

lissa said...

gorgeous! nature is quite beautiful and probably mores so than in pictures.

have a great day.

Esther Joy said...

What rugged, rugged mountains! Enjoyed your photos as always!

Sue said...

These photos are thrilling, Anita. And the condor is cool!

=)

Ames said...

Our world is just so beautiful! And you are so talented with that camera my dear. Thanks for spreading some beauty!~Ames

Mumsy said...

These are just gorgeous, gorgeous nature photos, and each one is just amazing!

Naperville Now said...

Patagonia is definitely on my bucket list now. Your shots are fantastic.

Riet said...

Such beautiful photo's . Really great shots of a wonderful country

Judie said...

OH!!! Even more to choose from! Yikes! My head is spinning, Anita!

xoxo

Cheryl D. said...

Great pictures! I want to see Patagonia one day. It's on my bucket list!

Gattina said...

Beautiful picture collection ! another place in the world worthwhile to see !

Lmkazmierczak said...

Ditto all of the above♫♪ Have a great week-end!

Pondside said...

*sigh*
That condor! I've only ever seen (gasp!) a stuffed condor!

VK said...

I am seriously obsessed with California Condors and so this Andean one is very cool to me. I love all your beautiful pictures. Wanna Go Here (in Pinterest) getting tagged.

Jenny said...

Your natural nature photography is always so nifty!

How cool to capture the condor like that!

Thanks for linking!

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