Nine-Years Ago (01-January-2011) — Argentina

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 6: Hosteria El Pilar, El Chalten, Laguna Torre, Parque Nacional Los Glaciaries.

While hiking to Laguna Torre in Parque Nacional Los Glaciaries we first heard, then saw a female Magellanic Woodpecker.

Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/11, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/11, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (04-January-2011) — Argentina

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 9: Hosteria El Pilar.

Our final morning at Hosteria El Pilar. Unfortunately Mount Fitzroy was hidden behind the orange clouds. Patagonia dawn panorama. Composite of 5 image taken with a Nikon D3s and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/4) using Kolor AutoPano Giga Pro. Later on one final image of the Lupine flowers. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec). Then we were on the road to Perito Moreno Glacier.

Patagonia Dawn Panorama from Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten, Argentina. Composite of 5 image taken with a Nikon D3s and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/4) using Kolor AutoPano Giga Pro. Unfortunately Fitzroy is hidden in the orange clouds. (David J Mathre)
Patagonia Dawn Panorama from Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten, Argentina. Composite of 5 image taken with a Nikon D3s and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/4) using Kolor AutoPano Giga Pro. Unfortunately Fitzroy is hidden in the orange clouds. (David J Mathre)
Lupines at Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten, Argentina - Patagonia. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Lupines at Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten, Argentina – Patagonia. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (03-January-2011) — Argentina

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 8: Hosteria El Pilar.

The weather in Patagonia is constantly changing. One thing our guide Rob told me was that he expected to see a rainbow every day. On the way back from our hike it started to rain, so we hightailed it back to Hosteria El Pilar. When we got there I saw these two horses grazing under a rainbow from the back patio. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 800, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec).

A Cat with Two Horses Grazing under a Rainbow in the Backyard of Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten, Argentina - Patagonia. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 800, 50 mm, f/6.3, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
A Cat with Two Horses Grazing under a Rainbow in the Backyard of Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten, Argentina – Patagonia. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 800, 50 mm, f/6.3, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (03-January-2011) — Argentina

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 8: Hosteria El Pilar.

Trees in Patagonia along the trail from Hosteria El Pilar to Laguna Torre. Many of the trees in Patagonia are distorted by the constant wind always coming from the same direction, one struck by lightning, and one drilled full of holes by Magellanic Woodpeckers looking for grubs.

Tree in Patagonia taken during a hike to Mirador and Laguna Torre from Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten, Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/4.5, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Tree in Patagonia taken during a hike to Mirador and Laguna Torre from Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten, Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon D3x  camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/4.5, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Remains of a Tree Struck by Lightning in Patagonia. Hike from Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten to El Mirador and Laguna Torre. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/11, 1/8 sec). (David J Mathre)
Remains of a Tree Struck by Lightning in Patagonia. Hike from Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten to El Mirador and Laguna Torre. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/11, 1/8 sec). (David J Mathre)
If a Tree in Patagonia is Attacked by a Magellanic Woodpecker Did Anyone Hear It? Hike from Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten to El Mirador and Laguna Torre. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/4, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)
If a Tree in Patagonia is Attacked by a Magellanic Woodpecker Did Anyone Hear It? Hike from Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten to El Mirador and Laguna Torre. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/4, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (02-January-2011) — Argentina

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 7: Hosteria El Pilar.

Patagonia dawn and reflections of Mount Fitzroy from Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten, Argentina. At one point, a horse showed up to have its picture taken.

Patagonia Dawn and Reflection from Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten, Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 16-35 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 35 mm, f/8, 2.5 sec). (David J Mathre)
Patagonia Dawn and Reflection from Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten, Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 16-35 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 35 mm, f/8, 2.5 sec). (David J Mathre)
Reflection of Fitzroy in the Morning with a Horse. Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten, Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/2.8, 1/25 sec). Patagonia workshop with Thom Hogan, Day 7. (David J Mathre)
Reflection of Fitzroy in the Morning with a Horse. Hosteria El Pilar in El Chalten, Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/2.8, 1/25 sec). (David J Mathre)