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Blue at the Bottom of the World

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

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.”