Fitz Roy, Perito Moreno, Torres del Paine, Ushuaia … So many names that make the amateur traveler dream of the end of the world. Misha and Alexandra, members of the Themulepool community and author of the blog Petit parc autour du monde, had the opportunity to discover these mythical places. Passionate about photography, it is natural for them to present us with a selection of their images.
We have a chance to interview Misha and Alexandra of Petit Parc blog around the world for the trip to Patagonia
Argentina's Fitz Roy View
Just a two-hour walk from the village of El Chaltén, this view offers an excellent view of Mount Fitz Roy. It’s going to take a lot of effort to get close to him.
Guanaco is the undomesticated cousin of the lama. Two of the three peaks (towers) behind Torres del Paine are visible behind him.
Admiring these granite giants helps swallow the miles of hiking leading to the British Viewpoint. The 360-degree panorama is so incredible that no photo can do it justice.
On the way to the British Mirador, the French Mirador is the opportunity to turn around to see how far we have come: 3 hours since we leave the refuge. We are in the heart of the French Valley.
The torrential water of Torres del Paine National Park is so full of minerals that it is cloudy and grayish.
Panorama Lagoons of Los Tres and Suica
The Themulepool’s Guide advises surrounding a stone mound to see the Suica Lagoon. bingo! It’s there, on the left, down. In the face of such a panorama, it is difficult not to feel too small. This is the most beautiful place we’ve ever seen.
Laguna De los Tres Trek in El Chaltén, Argentine Patagonia
The last hour of the ascent to the Laguna de Los Tres is very difficult. However, coming up here is worth it. Mount Fitz Roy, though a little hidden in the clouds, is majestic.
Perito Moreno Glacier
The Perito Moreno glacier is one of the few glaciers on the planet that does not retreat. To keep your forehead stable despite the melting of your ice, it advances almost two meters per day!
Mini-trekking Perito Moreno
Walking on the glacier (supervised by professionals, of course) is an amazing experience. This giant, which looked quite flat from a distance, actually has a very strong relief.
How can you not feel at the end of the world when we arrive at Punta Arenas?
A colony of more than 100,000 Magellanic penguins is established on Magdalena Island. These little animals are quite curious and not very shy. Sometimes we wonder who’s looking at whom.
Apart from the journey, watching sea lions is always happiness! This colony is a resident of the Beagle Canal and is a boat trip from Ushuaia that allows you to get close to them.
End of the World Lighthouse
This lighthouse is called “The End of the World”, even if it is not his who Jules Verne speaks of in his novel. The Beagle Channel is the safest way to reach the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean in this part of the world.
Questions to Misha and Alexandra of Petit Parc blog around the world?
The Mule Pool: Do you travel often? What is the place of the photo during your stay?
Petit Parc blog around the world: We love to travel and are lucky enough to be able to make an average of 4 trips a year, lasting two to three weeks each time. We’re not travel or photo professionals. In fact, we’re both air traffic controllers. Being in touch with all these planes that roam the world is undoubtedly one of the reasons that drive us to travel. Previously, our travel photos were a way to bring back memories and decorate our house. Since last summer, and the opening of our blog (project that is particularly close to our heart), we are looking for much more to take relevant photos, that illustrate our purpose and discover the places of our readers that we speak.
The Mule Pool: Why did you choose this fate, what attracted you to?
Petit Parc blog around the world: while sailing from right to left on travel blogs, Alexandra discovered that Patagonia is a paradise for mountain lovers: snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes and towering glaciers. We had already come across these kinds of landscapes in the Canadian Rockies and were seriously considering returning there so much that we had loved it. But Patagonia really seemed to be the top level. She was instantly at the top of our list of places to go. And she didn’t disappoint us. She is now at the top of the list of places we’d like to return to!
The Mule Pool: Do you have any special favorites or experiences that you have marked especially and that you would recommend?
Petit Parc blog around the world: absolutely. Torres del Paine National Park, the village of El Chaltén and the Perito Moreno glacier are our three must-sees. Clearly, going to Torres del Paine without hiking is a shame. The most beautiful landscapes can only be reached on foot. But the efforts are not in vain: we really understand why the park is considered the eighth wonder of the world in the face of such great landscapes.
The village of El Chaltén is the base camp for exploring Mount Fitz Roy. There’s something for everyone: from a 30-minute short walk to a multi-day walk.
The perilo Moreno glacier tour offers great views of this giant ice. The highlight of the show, obviously, is the mini trekking that allows, equipped with crampons, to walk on the ice. An unforgettable experience!
The Mule Pool: Do you have a favorite theme and/or style, are you trying to receive a message in your photos?
Petit Parc blog around the world: we are passionate about wildlife in general. Of course, our favorite theme is the animal, although we don’t yet have experience in the field. However, we are not exclusive and we also love landscape photography, whether natural or urban. The protection of the planet (and its animal and plant species) is an issue that is particularly close to our hearts. Through our photos, we simply try to show it as it is, that is, amazing, unique and wonderful.
The Mule Pool: What photo equipment do you wear on a trip, how do you get your photos back to work?
Petit Parc blog around the world: we have a great reflection for everyone (a 5D III and a 7D II). It is a real pleasure to shoot with cameras of such quality. Your problem is weight, especially when walking or long days in the city. Usually, we only start with a box and a versatile lens (15-85). On the other hand, when we go mainly to the animal (on a safari, for example), we take both, as well as telephoto lenses.
In return, we developed our RAW files with Lightroom. The alterations we’re making are minor because we’re just trying to show things the way we’ve seen them. Outside of the question for us to make big alterations and distort reality to make images that impress (but otherwise we find them very beautiful). I imagine that, in this sense, we are more reporters than artists.
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To prepare your trip, check out our Argentina travel guide and our Chile travel guide, look at all the photos and photos of Argentina from Chile and ask questions on the Argentina forum and the Chile forum.
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