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The Extremes

A photographic exploration of Latin America's extreme, intense and awe-inspiring landscapes.

Sol de Mañana Geysers / Bolivia

- Photographed by Pedro Szekely

Torres Del Paine, Patagoinia / Chile

“On the second day of our hike, while approaching the magnificent Pehoe Lake, we were surprised by a flock of horses running toward us…”
- Photographed by Alexandre Deschaumes

Volcán Pacaya / Guatemala

“Hiking up the volcano at sunset, we stepped lightly on the brittle lava within three feet of this 2,000-degree active flow overlooking central Guatemala.”
- Photographed by Ian Blair

Perito Moreno, Los Glaciares National Park / Argentina

“I realized that no photograph could do the beauty and enormity of the glacier absolute justice.”
- Photographed by Ariane Moshayedi

Torres Del Paine, Patagonia / Chile

“Probably my favorite place in all of Patagonia—autumn colors and fresh snow, twisted trees with unique layers of colors. It was dreamy and otherworldly.”
- Photographed by Alexandre Deschaumes

Mount Roraima / Venezuela, Brazil, Guyana

The inspiration behind Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Lost World,” tabletop mountain Mount Roraima is considered one of the oldest geological formations on Earth.
- Photographed by Adalberto Jose Perez Lopez

Cancún, as seen from Isla Mujeres / Mexico

“I watched in amazement as the clouds gathered and stacked over the resort city off in the distance.”
- Photographed by Al Argueta

Photographs selected by Torquil Dewar

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful shots! Al Argueta published several of the Guatemalan Moon Guide Books, too!