Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Raging Rivers

One of Chilean Patagonia's hallmarks is its beautiful rivers. So beautiful and so powerful that a battle is raging between those who wish to dam them up and those who wish to protect them.

At the heart of this battle is the stunning Rio Baker with its brilliant turquoise water, one of the most powerful rivers in the world, with an average flow rate of about 1200 cubic meters per second.

The Baker is hard to describe...words always seem to fall short, and even photos don't do much better.

For more information about what is happening with the rivers in Chilean Patagonia, check out the documentary film, Patagonia Rising or Rios to Rivers.

It's Alphabe-Thursday again, and, as you can see, another visit to Chilean Patagonia is on tap, since we're ruminating over the remarkable letter R.  Be sure to stop by Mrs. Jenny's to see what the other Alphabetarians are up to.


21 Wits said...

Oh yes, these are raging rivers alright...I'm about to post mine as well...although if there's any raging in would be in the ....! You'll have to check it out and see! :)
Lovely photos, every single raging one of them!

Unknown said...

Lovely pics..... The long exposures make the water surreal!!!

Naperville Now said...

the color of the river is otherworldly. just beautiful.

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! ~ the colors of the river is gorgeous and the energy of the river captured in your photography is amazing ~ Great shots ~ (A Creative Harbor)

thanks for 'coming by and commenting' ^_^

Judie said...

Anita, I totally agree with Carol!
Wonderful photos! Of course, it's what I expect from you!


Anonymous said...

river is cool
love your collections of the river.

Jim said...

I like your River Baker pictures, Anita. After the dams fill up won't the river run again? Minus the water used by people and for agriculture?

It would be a shame if all the water were used. That happened with the River Jordan in Israel.

Jim said...

I hadn't reallized all that would be affected. I am convinced. And for sure I wasn't thinking salmon.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh goodness!!! What beautiful raging rivers! Your photography is absolutely breath-taking!!

Blessings & Aloha!
(I am behind on my blog visits, ...nothing out of my norm!) Thank you dear friend for your sweet, sweet comments :o)

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Beautiful photos of the rivers! Some of them look like glass..

Cheryl D. said...

What stunning photos! That river looks amazing!

Maureen Wyatt said...

That's one of the most beautiful rivers I've ever seen! Wonderful pics! ~ Maureen

ImagesByCW | OceanDreamIllustration said...

Wow, Rio Baker looks like a river I would love to see. Your photos of it are beautiful!!

Susan Anderson said...

I love rivers, raging and otherwise.

Love the photos, too.


Jenny said...

I love the movement and sound of water.

And these type of photos are my favorite...such dazzling power captured in the flat dimension of photographs.

This was really, really gorgeous!

Thank you for sharing it.