Capture Stunning Images of Extraordinary Alpine and Glacial Landscapes— Wildlife, Too!
It’s no wonder Patagonia has seduced photographers for as long as there have been cameras to capture its wild and evocative landscapes. Our photo expedition to the remote southern reaches of Chile and Argentina puts you in full view of some of the most iconic mountains on Earth. Granite peaks rise in carved spires to the sky. Massive glaciers flow down from the perpetual ice fields that blanket Patagonia’s vast massifs. Turquoise lakes are laden with drifting icebergs. Sunrise casts rosy alpenglow on rock and ice. A host of Andean wildlife is at home here, too, from condors and guanacos to an island colony of squawking penguins. Discover it all on our expertly guided small-group odyssey designed especially for nature photographers.
Encounter the scenic drama of both Chile and Argentina on one compact yet comprehensive itinerary, traversing glaciers and cruising on iceberg-filled lakes
Photograph the celebrated Fitz Roy Massif and Towers of Paine, as their granite spires gleam gold and rose in the ethereal light of a southern summer
Walk among a noisy colony of Magellanic penguins on Magdalena Island, one of Chile’s largest breeding sites, and track pumas in Torres del Paine National Park
You Won't Find a Better Patagonia Nature Photography Expedition!
If you’re looking for a Patagonia photo adventure that’s both comprehensive and intimate, with expert photography guidance and natural history interpretation… this it it! Many Patagonia tours focus just on Chile or Argentina, but with Nat Hab, you’ll see both sides of the southernmost Andes. And while we don’t make you undergo endurance treks or freezing tents, this adventurous foray will get you deep into some of the most striking wild country on Earth, in pursuit of extraordinary photographs.
A Personalized, Small-Group Experience We know a small group is essential for the best nature adventures—and that’s doubly the case on a photography trip. That’s why we limit our group to just 10 guests, plus our Expedition Leader and assistant guide/driver. Sometimes, when options exist to choose between different ability levels for hikes, for instance, your group will be even smaller. In every instance, you can count on plenty of personal attention and photography coaching from our Expedition Leader.
Your Naturalist Guide is a Top Nature Photographer Expedition Leader Cassiano "Zapa" Zaparoli is one of South America’s top naturalist guides and photographers, with years of expertise gained through exploring the wild reaches of the southern Andes. He's an excellent teacher, and his in-depth experience capturing images of Patagonia's iconic mountain landscapes and wildlife will benefit your own ability to do likewise. In addition to NHA’s high-level training, our Expedition Leaders receive exclusive resources from WWF scientists. Read our Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
One of the World' Best Glacier Photography Opportunities The Patagonian ice fields are some of the largest on Earth, and we capitalize on glacier photo opportunities. You won't just shoot at a distance, as might be typical on a standard tour—we get you up close, from varied vantage points including hiking trails and boat-based viewing. A cruise to the face of Upsala Glacier lets you capture images of ice calving from its towering face, nearly 5 miles across.
Choose from Varied Hikes to Suit Your Ability Although Patagonia is known for challenging hiking, we’ve finessed our adventure to offer a variety of activity levels. Because our small group travels with an Expedition Leader plus an assistant guide, our guest-to-guide ratio is just 5 to 1, allowing us wherever possible to offer choices so you can see and photograph what you’d like to, in the manner that’s most comfortable.
Search for Wild Pumas—Sightings are Increasing!
While pumas—also known as cougars or mountain lions in North America—are elusive and rarely seen, sightings are definitely on the rise, and we put a special focus on finding opportunities to photograph them. This may not be the case on most other Patagonia trips that aren't as wildlife-oriented as ours is.
Capture Images of Gaucho Country Patagonia’s cultural heritage is also a draw, and our local connections in the region allow us to offer a visit to Estancia Cristina, an early 20th-century sheep farm where the traditional gaucho way of life once prevailed. A lunch of lamb roasted on a spit provides an authentic culinary experience. We also take a 4-wheel-drive excursion to a lookout for photos of the surrounding peaks and Lago Argentino.
Unique Lodgings Include Famed EcoCamp Patagonia Nat Hab accommodations are often as memorable as the nature destinations we explore. In Chile, we stay at one of Patagonia's most renowned lodgings, EcoCamp Patagonia, in view of the jagged spires of Chile’s famous Torres del Paine. Domed suites are modeled on traditional Kawesqar native huts, providing a total immersion in the natural environs while offering supreme comfort. Photos from EcoCamp Patagonia are a highlight you won't find on most Patagonia itineraries.
Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Outstanding Patagonia Photo Adventure Natural Habitat Adventures offers an exclusive guarantee that clearly states that we will meet the high expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise for yourself!
Feel Good About the Way You Travel We care about the planet, and you can travel with us knowing that the emissions from your trip are 100-percent carbon-offset. NHA is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company, a feature that is especially critical when considering that the world’s wild places and creatures are under substantial threat from a warming planet. And we continue to set standards worldwide in environmentally sustainable travel—a goal that is central to all we do.
NHA Is World Wildlife Fund’s Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our small-group nature adventures, World Wildlife Fund, the world’s leading environmental conservation organization, has named Natural Habitat its worldwide travel —partner a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
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