2022 – Pumas of Patagonia Photography Holiday

A female puma with cub photographed in the Torres del Paine National Park the location for the NAturesLens Pumas of Patagonia Photography Holiday
Join David & Pui Hang on a tour which includes seven full days of Puma tracking & spotting of the Pumas of Patagonia; we will use full days in the Torres del Paine National Park to really maximise our chances of not just encounters, but special ones too. We will be doing this in vehicles & sometimes on foot, in different parts of the area but utilising the services of our trackers who work with pumas throughout the year, so our chances are good. Once we have discovered an individual or family, it will be possible to return to them on an on-going basis.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of Pumas of Patagonia, in Chile, during the Pumas of Patagonia photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 10 night/11 day duration on a Full Board, Shared basis & costs £8499  £7499 per participant.
NaturesLens invites wildlife photography enthusiasts on a trip to Patagonia; Patagonia is one of the world’s top wildlife destinations to experience real wildness & also some dramatic wildlife photography. Located between rich subpolar forests & the vast Patagonian steppes, the backbone of the park is the Paine mountain range, with the famous & much-photographed Cuernos (horns) del Paine as its centrepiece. This 2,100 m massive granite formation rises abruptly over the surrounding plains, providing a unique & extremely photogenic backdrop.
Our primary focus on this tour is very much on the resident puma (also known as cougar & mountain lion) population of Torres del Paine National Park & its surrounding areas. We will be working with the local trackers involved in the National Geographic coverage of these magnificent animals. Some of the population are amazingly tolerant to people, so close encounters, while we are on foot, are a genuine possibility. We have deliberately chosen to visit early in the season because there less traffic in the park & on the ranch & the pumas are a bit more active during the day, which always helps with the photography! Also, if we are lucky, we may have the opportunity to photograph them in the last snows as winter turns to spring.
With glacial forest & stunning mountain landscapes never far away, guanacos, condors, flamingos, grey foxes & torrent ducks among many other species that we may well come across, this is a genuinely fantastic opportunity to experience the very best that this dramatic corner of South America has to offer at a particularly exciting time of the year.

Our photography will take place in the area surrounding the Laguna Amarga, where we are one of the few selected operators allowed to work inside the property & search for puma along the grounds of this magnificent private area, adjacent to the park & now, entirely committed to Puma conservation. This allows us the freedom to hop out of our 4×4 vehicles to walk off trail to get closer to where the pumas have been spotted.

Finding a wild puma in such beautiful surroundings, on foot, with no physical barrier between you & the cat, is one of the most exhilarating experiences to be had anywhere in the world.

The normal cost is £8499 for the itinerary proposed, however at the launch offer price, we are able to slice £1500 off that cost, subject to us being able to pay deposits over – this is for seven full days of puma spotting, which is more days than most comparable trips.

For the launch of our new Pumas of Patagonia Photography Tour, we are requiring a £1500 deposit to hold a place. As with all our tours, this is a small group only; just 4 guest photographers plus a plentiful supply of guides & spotters!
Don’t forget, there is a saving of £1000 per person if we can fill this trip in the next few months!
Photographable Species: andean condor, guanaco, lesser rhea, puma

Pumas of Patagonia Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1

fly to punta arenas - overnight in punta arenas

day 2

transfer to cerro castillo - overnight in cerro castillo

day 3

puma photography in torres del paine national park - overnight in cerro castillo

day 4

puma photography in torres del paine national park - overnight in cerro castillo

day 5

puma photography in torres del paine national park - overnight in cerro castillo

day 6

puma photography in torres del paine national park - overnight in cerro castillo

day 7

puma photography in torres del paine national park - overnight in cerro castillo

day 8

puma photography in torres del paine national park - overnight in cerro castillo

day 9

puma photography in torres del paine national park - overnight in cerro castillo

day 10

morning of puma photography in torres del paine national park transfer to punta arenas - overnight in punta arenas

day 11

flight to home location

The stunning mountain backdrops photographed in the Torres del Paine National Park the location for the NaturesLens Pumas of Patagonia Photography Holiday
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