Natural Landscape Photography

Milford Track

Milford Track, New Zealand, Travel Photography, Vin Images

I recently visited New Zealand to walk the Milford Track using a full guided tour organised by Ultimate Hikes. This is a 5 day return trip from Queenstown and I must say I was impressed from every angle. Day 1 After a pre-walk briefing where you are given a detailed explanation of the journey ahead and […]

Murray Sunset

Murray Sunset, Australia, Travel Photography, Vin Images

Murray-Sunset National Park, in Victoria’s far north-west corner, is in one of the few remaining semi-arid regions in the world where the environment is relatively untouched. With its wide open landscapes, breathtaking sunsets and starry nights, its vastness and isolation will take more than a day to explore.

Huerquehue

Huerquehue, Chile, Travel Photography, Vin Images

After what seemed like lunch in Bavaria at the tourist entrepôt of Pucon, we headed up into the beautiful Lake District at Parque Nacional Huerquehue. Patrick White often wrote about the araucaria (or monkey puzzle) tree as a garden feature of his own childhood in Centennial Park, Sydney; and we had our own memories of […]

Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine, Chile, Travel Photography, Vin Images

Torres del Paine (the “blue towers” in the Patagonian language of Tehuelche) is a granite massif of three towers surrounded by a compact group of mountains, peaks, crags and narrow valleys that are approached from the Patagonian steppe. In Victorian times, the three towers were known as “Cleopatra’s Needles” – and they are the drawcard […]

Iguazú

Iguazú, Argentina, Brazil, Travel Photography, Vin Images

The geography of Iguazú Falls The Iguazú Falls are a spectacular natural phenomenon on the frontier between Argentina and Brazil. The falls are by no means the highest in the world, nor is the curtain of the Devil’s Throat the widest, but the force, intensity and extraordinary beauty of Iguazú makes it a top attraction […]

Pantanal

Pentanal, Brazil, Travel Photography, Vin Images

Largest tropical wetland in the world The Pantanal is a very large tropical wetland in the corner of Brazil that borders Paraguay and Bolivia. At nearly 200,000 square kms, it is the largest tropical wetland in the world and a magnificent destination for birdwatching, Jaguar-spotting and piranha fishing. The Pantanal consists of a dense river […]

Paraty

Paraty, Brazil, Travel Photography, Vin Images

Paraty is an historic colonial town and beauty spot on the Costa Verde (Green Coast) that stretches between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Paraty was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2019, and the position of the harbour town against dramatic mountain peaks, dressed in jungle green, provided a foretaste of Rio […]

Ancient plateau in the Brazilian interior Australians are proud of their ancient continent, with its red centre, weathered hills and escarpments. And rightly so – Uluru is 600 million years old and the Grampians are about 420 million years old, whereas the Grand Canyon is 70 million years old, and the Andes are a sprightly […]

Escarpments, thorn forests and rock gardens… we are a long way from the Amazon Beyond the tropical surf beaches of Bahia and coconut plantations of the north east Brazilian coast, is the dry eco-region of caatinga vegetation, best exemplified in the Chapada Diamantina National Park. Chapada Diamantina is a beautiful plateau of cliffs, escarpments and […]