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Hidden Falls by michaelanderson Hidden Falls by michaelanderson
Beyond the trail to Fitzroy Basecamp, Argentine Patagonia.
I could hear falling water in the distance so I decided to hike cross country down to a canyon away from the trail to Fitzroy basecamp. When I got down to the river, I found this beautiful series of cascades rimmed with fresh ice after a cold autumn night. A few days later I got up at 3am and planned to hike solo back to this location for sunrise. As I came around a bend in the trail, my headlamp illuminated the eyes of a crouching puma, only a few feet away next to the trail. I was alone, it was pitch black, and the body language of the puma convinced me to slowly back away and abandon my plans for sunrise...
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prince789 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
It look like the mountains is made of gold.
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glassocean Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow cool story! Too bad you didn't get a picture or video of the puma. Very nice shot too. I've been to South America aswell, though never here. I've been to Machu Picchu  Cuzco, Lake Titikaka, Island of the Sun & Moon, Sacsayhuman. They're all beautiful places with cool architecture or scenery.
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LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! how much frame speed did you use there?
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LucianDinca Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This deviation has been featured in my journal entry [link]
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Tirin64 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Great Pic! I love the "golden Mountains"...
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great story mike :) I was there this mid april .. autumn is extremely beautiful in Patagonia . But we had terrible weather condition .. I only barely saw the fitz roy ..

And I lived approx the same situation in the early morning with shape & eyes of a Puma in the night ! ..
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Sagittor Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011   Photographer
:wow: Gorgeous
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akonit Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Hello! :wave:
Your very beautiful work has been featured here: [link] :hug:
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lets-pop-bubblewrap Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! Beautiful.
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