While on the Argentinian side of the Patagonian Andes, I had to see the famous peak Fitz Roy, which from the pictures alone I had long fallen in love with. It's one of the world's biggest sheer alpine faces, at nearly ten thousand continuous feet and catches the morning light wonderfully.

From this vantage point far from any of the trails I was able to take in some of the marvelous foliage that adorned the region as well. The trees here all seemed shaped by winds to an almost deciduous bonsai in form. I had many options in this regard and one morning after staying the night on a high ridge nearby I was absolutely amazed at the scene which unfolded.

Although the image doesn't capture the scale, nothing does. For me it captures something of the sense of place and standing there, however, and I hope it does for you too.

3 vertical images stitched with the 14-24 on a Nikon D800 all double-processed to control shadow/highlight.

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