I went to Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia in October 2014. Like many adventurers, I came to hike the famous ‘W’ trek but also to photograph wildlife, particularly its top predator, the elusive and rarely seen puma.
I joined the puma-tracking excursion in Torres Del Paine, led by EcoCamp’s very own wildlife expert Diego Araya and puma tracker Roberto Donoso. At the conclusion of the trek, I felt a great sense of admiration for the pumas and appreciation for the people who protect them. I was able to witness these magnificent animals in their natural state and capture beautiful images for my travel-photography portfolio. I would highly recommend this experience to those who love and wish to protect wildlife but, like my guides Diego and Roberto, prefer that groups remain small to protect the animals and maintain the intimacy of the animal-human experience.
All photos by the author.