On March 7 we made a Fototrekking in Cerro Piuquencillo (Chile), developing the programming of our photographic day. This place was perhaps the most visited high mountain sector between 1935 and 1950 by Chilean mountaineers who wanted to reach a privileged viewpoint of the high Andes Mountain Range.
Our activity began in the vicinity of the small winter center Lagunillas located at 2,250 meters altitude and progressively we were gaining the necessary height to access a stunning landscape in which there were plenty of birds of prey such as Eagles, Caranchos, Dancers and the king of the air, the majestic Andean Condor (Vultur griphus).
During the course of our photographic day it was not all about practicing bird photography in flight, we also had the opportunity to exercise lighting elements in the field, we learned to obtain better photographs thanks to simple resources, and of course the participants were able to access an intense landscape very distant from the typical postcard and that at times recalls the silhouette of the mountains that form the massif of Mont-Blanc.
In Fototrekking we know that mountain environments are especially fragile and vulnerable to human activity (to name just a few mining sites and hydroelectric plants), and in the case of the landscape that forms the Cerro Piuquencillo, this is especially important because of its proximity to a winter center.
Before the landscape of Cerro Piuquencillo changes definitively, before the great birds leave this place, before it is too late, we invite you to join us in our next visit of minimum impact for a small group of people. Please, ask for dates!