Interesting Photo of the Day: Change of Seasons in Patagonia

Max Rive‘s breathtaking image of Patagonia could very well be passed off as a painting. Look closely and you’ll be surprised at the incredible amount of detail that this image offers. The lovely, vibrant colors of the forest, interrupted abruptly with the snow-clad mountains tell a contrasting story. And the sun streaking through the branches completes the picture:

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“Change of Seasons” by Max Rive (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.)

The peak seen in the distance is Cerro Torre in the El Chalten range. While most people might prefer visiting El Chalten in November, this particular image was shot in late August when the weather is incredible and there are fewer hikers in the area.

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