Total Solar Eclipse in Patagonia 11 July 2010

On this chase I teamed up with Lukas Gornisiewicz – another fine, young Canadian eclipse chaser – and we produced these images together. These photos where taken at 1050m above sea level on Cerro Huyliche – high in the Patagonian steppe – overlooking Lago Argentino to the snow-capped peaks of the distant Andes in the west. You can’t tell just by looking how frigid the conditions were – below zero – high winds – and two feet of snow. All the predictions said we would not see the eclipse from here. But in stark contrast to this, nothing, it seems, could stop it from being seen. It was miraculous and stunning.

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