Flamingos fly past the Paine Mountains in Chile via MSNBC
Photographer Ben Hall said:
“My reward after climbing high into Chilean Patagonia was this juxtaposition of pink flamingos against the severe hanging glaciers and soaring granite spires of the Horns of Paine. I wanted to photograph the high elevations at eye level, and the trek up into the mountains required a lot of planning and logistics to battle the elements. The Chilean flamingos had been feeding in a dry lakebed nearby when part of the flock took to the sky and circled overhead. I fired off a sequence of shots in an attempt to show the relationship between the birds and their spectacular, wild habitat. My favorite image came as the birds passed an area of spiked mountain peaks against the menacing, stormy sky, with a glacier visible in the distance.”
I keep looking at this picture thinking it`s distorted somehow, but looks like they `drove` down the side of this valley.
BMW’s French driver Stephane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret cross a valley during the seventh stage of the Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally 2010 between Iquique and Antofagasta, Chile, Friday, Jan. 8, 2010.