Loading Events

« All Events

2022 – Pumas of Patagonia Photography Holiday

August 12, 2022 - August 22, 2022

A female puma with cub photographed in the Torres del Paine National Park the location for the NAturesLens Pumas of Patagonia Photography Holiday
  • Pumas

    of Patagonia

    Join David & Pui Hang Miles, the co-founders of NaturesLens, in Chile for this 10-night photography trip to capture images of the Pumas of Patagonia.

    Spend seven full-days within the Torres del Paine National Park, seeking photo opportunities with Puma, Andean Condor, Guanaco, Lesser Rhea & more.

    12th - 22nd August 2022

    £8499 per participant

    £1500 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 4 participants - £1500 discount.

    Bookings close: April 30, 2022

    Make a Booking EnquiryMake a Booking

    Pumas of Patagonia - £8499 per participant

    12th - 22nd August 2022
    £8499 per participant
    £1500 discount
    £8499 per participant - £1500 discount
  • Join David & Pui Hang on a holiday 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 per participant.
    NaturesLens invites wildlife photography enthusiasts on a tour 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 trip 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 Holiday, 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 £1500 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
  • 25%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a shared basis
    • Airport Transfers
    • All in-trip transportation
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Food on a full board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guides
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • All Drinks
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas

    What our clients say

    • Alan - Calera - 2017

      Always good trips, with great photographic opportunities, & lots of camaraderie. Recommended!

    Make a Booking Enquiry

    To make a booking enquiry, please complete the form below & we will get back to you as soon as possible.
    You are making an enquiry for the Pumas of Patagonia photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 12th - 22nd August 2022 & costs £8499 per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of, £1500 to secure a place.
    This form collects your entered details for the purposes of a booking enquiry.
    Please view our privacy policy for full details on how we protect & manage your submitted data.

    How to Book

    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant photography holiday event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected photography holiday, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
    A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking unless you are booking less than 90 days before departure. In this case, full payment of the photography holiday price is required.

    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment

    To be advised

    Recommended Clothing

    To be advised

    Additional Notes

    NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.
    The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead. This photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 4 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
    Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.
    All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.
    NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday particpants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.
    Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    Pumas of Patagonia Photography Holiday Summary

    The Pumas of Patagonia photography holiday is a photography holiday of 10 night/11 day duration, that costs £8499 per participant

    & takes place in Magallanes in Chile, between the dates of 12th - 22nd August 2022. It is ideal for photographing andean condor, guanaco, lesser rhea, puma & more. This photography holiday is led by David & Pui Hang Miles for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Full Board, Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 4, plus David & Pui Hang. We consider this to be an event of Medium level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The photography holiday starts & ends at Presidente Carlos Ibáñez International Airport. , this photography holiday requires a deposit of £1500 to secure a place.

    Pumas of Patagonia Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £1500 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: May 12th, 2022*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: April 30th, 2022.
    • No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
    • * Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.

    Financial Protection

    Financial Protection provided by the Travel Vault
    NaturesLens Ltd is a company committed to customer satisfaction & consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, & in accordance with The Package Travel & Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 all passengers booking with NaturesLens Ltd are fully insured for the initial deposit, & subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form.
    The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of NaturesLens Ltd.  This insurance has been arranged by The Travel Vault in conjunction with Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC.

    Related Events

  • Details

    12th - 22nd August 2022
    £8499 per participant
    Event Category:


    Cerro Castillo
    Magallanes, Chile


    David Miles
    Pui Hang Miles