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Standing on the edge of the Salt Mountain range, we peered into the valley below where patterns weaved throughout a dry, river floor. Volcanoes feature across the skyline and jagged rocks fill the foreground. Trying not to lag behind while taking photos, I kept telling myself to get a wriggle on despite the urge to fill an entire memory card within metres of the trail starting.
The landscapes of the Atacama Desert are simply mesmerising and this hike had been recommended very highly by the team Alto Atacama so I knew I was in for something special further along the path….
The hiking trail kicks off just a short drive from the main highway, venturing along the valley rim then veering down toward the dried river bank, gorge and cave system. Also of course paying attention not to trip and plummet down the unforgiving La Tarijena - Atacama - The Sun Burns Up Above to my left…but why not live a little right? To be hiking in such an extreme landscape was just so overwhelming and Kari Gorge had me excited from the get go. Also though, the moon was on show and every step provided a different angle to photograph where the valley walls met shadows as they slowly crept across the face of the dune with the moon above.
Reaching the river I was immediately impressed by the visible layers from geological activity over millions of years.
Capturing shots of striations where tectonic Oushiwa!
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Wandering through the gorge at times it was only a few feet in width yet 15m high. In the La Tarijena - Atacama - The Sun Burns Up Above place on earth, the salt still feels wet to touch in parts, others are crystalised and hard as rock. It almost felt wrong stepping on such a beautiful product of natural elements! To capture the scene I used mainly the M.
Zuiko mm f2. With the gorge being tall and narrow, it felt so immense but also intricate in contrast and I found the wider lens helped portray this best. The patterns Bobby Bland - Aint Nothing You Can Do by water and shriveled salt were extensive and all around me, not to mention the sound that was created with every step…a snap, crackle and pop like frosted snow on concrete.
Before exiting the gorge my guide said we should stand in silence and just listen. With a wall of salt crystals before us and salt at our feet, the only sounds were the intense echoes of crackling salt, rearranging itself within the walls of the gorge. Travel and landscape photographer from Australia who is far more comfortable in a pair of flippers than heels!
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Get in touch and say hello via hello thewanderinglens. Crackling walls of salt crystals and sand dunes… Standing on the edge of the Salt Mountain range, we peered into the valley below where patterns weaved throughout a dry, river floor.
The landscapes of the Atacama Desert are simply mesmerising and this hike had been recommended very highly by Ride Of The Valkyries - Hans Zimmer - Rango (Music From The Motion Picture) team Alto Atacama so I knew I was in for something special further along the path… Kari Gorge lies within the Salt Mountain range near the village of San Pedro de Atacama and shares a landscape with the Valle de la Luna Valley of the Moon.
The best however was yet to come… Wandering through the gorge at times it was only a few feet in width yet 15m high. Lisa Michele Burns. Tags: adventure chile. Leave a comment. Keep Reading Leave a Comment Cancel Comment. Save my name, email, Sweet Georgia Brown - Chet Atkins - Hometown Guitar website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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