Chile Torres Del Paine, Lago Nordenskjold

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Hougaard Malan

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Lago Nordenskjold is a truly massive lake and straddles almost the entire southern base of the Cordillera del Paine. Its main inflow is near the Eastern gate of the park and it’s main outflow is Salto Grande, where it falls into Lago Pehoe. The shores of this lake probably hold limitless photographic potential, but to truly explore you’d need to go off-route on a backpacking adventure. Fortunately, Just walking another 10-30 minutes past Salto Grande will already reveal a fantastic diversity of foregrounds to compose under the mountains.

The rock shelf you’ll find at the GPS co-ordinates offers some really great lines and shapes to compose. You’ll also find that if there’s a slight breeze the water is much calmer near the rocks than in the open lake. Reflections are fantastic here.

If you walk another 5 minutes to the next bay, you’ll find a black pebble beach with a beautiful curve. As long as you keep walking, you’ll keep stumbling across fantastic foregrounds. The further you walk from Salto Grande, the more you’ll be going into virgin photographic territory.

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