Blue at the Bottom of the World
The photo is taken by Vincent Battista in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Battista is pursuing a PhD in biological anthropology.
“In southern Patagonia, a sweeping steppe merges with the rugged Andean Cordillera forming the breathtaking landscape of Torres del Paine National Park. ‘Paine’ – the Aonikenk word for ‘blue’ – refers to the shockingly azure hue of the park’s deep fjords, the stunning contrast of snow capped mountains on a backdrop of a clear sky, and the glacial ice that resembles lapis lazuli.”