Photograph by Ricardo Mohr
A cloud of lightning-topped ash rises toward a starry sky during the June eruption of southern Chile's Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano complex in a picture submitted to My Shot in October. The summer eruption grounded flights in Chile and neighboring Argentina.
This month officials began evacuating people from the immediate vicinity of the Hudson Volcano, 470 miles (756 kilometers) south of Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, according to the Associated Press. Recent releases of steam and ash from the volcano have had authorities in Chile and Argentina on high alert, AP reports.
Chagual o Puya by Mono Andes
chagual en flor by srtaconbici
Chagual chico by Benito.fotos
Calsolaria uniflora by pabloendemico
See more spectacular flowers of Chile at this Flicker gallery curated by karicob
"This monograph celebrates the most unusual landscape in central Chilean Patagonia, the marble caverns of Lago Carrera. The surreal beauty of this unique corner of Patagonia has won it the designation, Santuario de la Naturaleza, (a protected Nature Sanctuary) from the Chilean government. These are the slot canyons of the far South. The color palette is different but the magic is similar, and just as strong.
The incredible set of pictures has been captured by landscape photographer and environmentalist, Linde Waidehofer, 67, from Colorado, USA.'It is the water that formed the unique shapes of the marble walls,' explained Ms Waidehofer in her book on the caverns, Blue Light.
'Originally great ice-fields blocked the western end of the lake - today its glacier-fed waters drain into the Pacific Ocean.
'Geologists have a simple explanation for the breath-taking blue of this giant lake.
'They talk of finely ground glacial silt which makes the water an unearthly blue and crystal clear.
'These waters are magic.'"
Linde Waidhofer has been charging $5.00 for most of her eBOOKs. But her PayPal shopping card system per book was too complex and time-consuming. So now she would like to try something different. You can download any of these eBOOKs and enjoy them, without paying. But after you have looked at them, if you feel they are special, and worth something to you, then we'd like to ask you to pay something via the PayPal DONATE button — it's up to you. (And any amount you send goes directly to Linde Waidhofer, period.)
But Linde's Unknown Patagonia eBOOK is an exception. Please, do not send a penny for that one. Linde wants as many people as possible to see it, and learn about this rare, beautiful, and potentially threatened region. So help her spread the word. Enjoy her Unknown Patagonia eBOOK, then share it with as many people as you can. Both Linde and Western Eye Press believe that the more people learn about this amazing landscape, the easier it will be to try to protect it. This is breathtaking photography in the service of a grand cause. Thanks!
"Shared by Argentina and Chile the deepest lake in South America is famous for its trout and salmon fishing. The waters of General Carrera Lake are beautiful, a glittering combination of emerald, turquoise, aquamarine and azure. The sky may be blue but the waters seem bluer still.
However along its banks, directly below the Andes, sheer marble cliffs present themselves to further astound the visitor. Over the millennia they have been weathered and folded to create a stunning cathedral of marble, Cavernas de Marmol."