Cerro la Buitrera “Estancia el Desafío”
Close to the city of San Carlos de Bariloche, we will travel for approximately one hour to the Estancia “El Desafío” and “Cerro La Buitrera”.
Formed predominantly of volcanic ash, these picturesque walls are almost 100m high and have been eroded by strong winds and rain over hundreds of years. They provide an ideal roosting spot for the majestic Andean condor and other awe-inspiring species, such as the black-chested buzzard eagle, also very photogenic. To the east we will find a low-growing high deciduous beech forest and other tall specimens of the same species which are hundreds of years old. This is an ideal place to walk through and photograph the colourful autumn landscapes, in perfect harmony with the golden Patagonian steppe.
The night offers a clear, unpolluted sky, with an impressive Milky Way where we will be able to take excellent night photographs, and show the rotation of the earth using the stars.
PROXIMA SALIDA OCTUBRE 2012