20 Fantastic Photos to Inspire You to Go to Northwest Argentina

Most of my journeys begin with a photograph. I see a place in a magazine or on the web, it touches a cord and suddenly a little voice says, “Wow, I gotta go there!” That is how my love affair with Northwest Argentina began.

It all started with a photograph of a spectacular multi-colored mountain range in Northwest Argentina called Serranía de Hornocal. As a lover of places, I just had to find out more, go there and meet Ossian Lindholm, the visionary photographer who had taken this stunning shot. I started learning more about Northwest, Argentina and experience the variety of amazing scenery as captured by Ossian’s expert and passionate eye. I spent two weeks in this photographer’s paradise and captured hundreds of stunning images myself. Over many bottles of Torrontes wine and savory empanada, we created the world’s first photography and fine wine tour that takes place in the heart of the Andes mountains called, Andean Vision & Vine that was the winner of National Geographic’s 2014 Trip of the Year.

Relatively undiscovered, Northwest, Argentina is not (yet!) on the world’s most coveted photographic destinations but it’s just a matter of time before photo travelers, in search of perfect landscape photos, will discover this stunningly scenic, peaceful and photogenic epicenter of South America. With its high alititude vineyards, vast canyons and multiple mountain biospheres, Northwest Argentina is a scenic blend of Tuscany, the American Southwest and the lush forests of Vermont.  I’ll let the following 20 photos show you why Northwest, Argentina belongs at the top of your Photo Destination Bucket List. I hope you will join us on this exclusive Andean experience. With Ossian as your expert guide and teacher he will ensure that you are in the right place at the right time to capture shots like these and many more—all while lingering and learning about one of the most delightfully photogenic places on earth. Get there before everyone else does!

 

 

The history of the earth can be seen in every colorful layer of Andean rock. What colors will capture your imagination? Serranía de Hornocal, Jujuy Province. This view and so many more are the many reasons to consider travelling to Northwest Argentina.

 

 

The world’s highest vineyards producing fine bottles of Malbec and Torrontes offer views of vineyards that can be seen for miles against the Andean mountains. After a inspiring day enjoying the stunning views in Cafayatte, a glass or two of Malbec with a sizzling asado (Argentinian BBQ) await! Cafayatte, Salta province

 

 

Walking through La Yesera in the Calchaqui Valley offers subtle changes of lighting. It’s a dance of light and shapes. Salta province

 

 

The Golden Hour just went crazy at Finca del Carmine in Angastaco, Salta province. Did I mention the delicious cuisine? Salta is an emerging culinary destination, too.

 

 

Searching for Condors while capturing the light in the Cuesta del Obispo, Salta province

 

 

Striking the pose: Proud gauchos still wear their traditional Salteno pancho and ride Peruvian ponies. Cafayatte, Salta province

 

 

When’s the last time you followed a crack in the earth? You will on the 10-kilometer ascent to Salina Grandes in Jujuy province.

 

 

Morning stroll around Paseo de Los Colorados
 (the Seven Colors Mountain), famed as one of the most beautiful and famous walks in Northwest Argentina. Pumamarca, Jujuy province

 

 

Sunrise in the Calchaqui Valley. Salta province

 

 

La Jugueteria. Salta province, Argentina

 

 

Where the earth stands on its side. Quebrada de las Flechas, Salta province

 

 

La Luna Llena–Parco Los Cardones, Salta province

 

 

Cuesta del Obispo, Salta province

 

 

Patterns of salt captivating the imagination in Salinas Grandes at sunset, Jujuy province

 

 

Dique Escaba. Tucuman province

 

 

Dique Escaba. Tucuman province

 

 

The sleepy village of Cachi, Salta province

 

 

The highest vineyards in the world. Colome, Salta province

 

 

Outside our hotel door–Cachi mountains with the lush farmland in the foothills. Salta province.

 

 

El Condor pasa. We watch the condor in awe as it catches the air currents above our heads with its amazing wings that span 10 feet in length.  Wondering how you can capture photos like these. Read Ossian’s Best Lens for Capturing Wildlife.  Argentina Vision & Vine:  March 17-25th, 2017.

 

” Life is your art. An open aware heart your camera.
A oneness with your world is your film.
Your bright eyes and easy smile is your museum. “
Ansel Adams

 

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