Jaw-dropping beauty: Patagonia time-lapse video
We're always partial to a good time-lapse video, but few are as star-studded as this one. If places could be Hollywood actors then Patagonia is Brad Pitt, Leo di Caprio and Angelina Jolie rolled into one. If you think there's a more beautiful corner of the globe, then you obviously haven't watched this clip.
If there's anyone who can do justice to the stark beauty of this region straddling southern Argentina and Chile it's Bruce Chatwin, author of the seminal classic In Patagonia. Over to you, Bruce...
I climbed a path and from the top looked up-stream towards Chile. I could see the river, glinting and sliding through the bone-white cliffs with strips of emerald cultivation either side. Away from the cliffs was the desert. There was no sound but the wind, whirring through thorns and whistling through dead grass, and no other sign of life but a hawk, and a black beetle easing over white stones.
Full credit to Adam Colton and Adam Stokowski for the video and to Hougaard Malan for the photo.