Explore the untamed beauty of 's breathtaking landscapes & capture the elusive pumas in all their majestic glory with the Pumas of Chile Photography Holiday. Immerse yourself in a once-in-a-lifetime experience that combines adventure, wildlife, & photography.


This unique tour takes you deep into the heart of , where you'll have the opportunity to witness & photograph pumas in their natural habitat, in the Torres del Paine National Park & surrounding areas. Accompanied by an expert wildlife guide, you'll spend 5-days tracking these magnificent creatures through rugged terrain.

This expedition will take you deep into the rugged terrain of Chile, where you'll have the opportunity to observe & photograph these magnificent big cats in their natural habitat. From the breathtaking Patagonian landscapes to the remote regions of Torres del Paine National Park & the Estancia Laguna Amarga region, every moment will be filled with exhilaration & wonder.

Our expert local guide will ensure you have the best chance of encountering these elusive creatures & will be sharing his knowledge & insights along the way. You'll learn about behaviour, their habitat, & the conservation efforts being made to protect this iconic species. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just at the beginning of your photographic journey, our guiding team will help you capture the perfect shot.

Capture the elegance & grace of the majestic as we track, observe & photograph these intriguing creatures. With the assistance of both our local guide & from NaturesLens, you'll learn invaluable techniques to capture stunning images that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Beyond the pumas, Chile offers a mesmerizing backdrop for your photography journey. From the stunning Torres del Paine National Park to the dramatic fjords & glaciers, every moment presents a picture-perfect opportunity.

One of the Pumas of Chile With The Towers Of Torres Del Paine Behind

Not only will you have the chance to photograph pumas, but we hope also to encounter a wide variety of other indigenous wildlife, such as guanacos, foxes, & Andean condors. Each day brings new opportunities to capture unique moments in the wild, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

The Pumas of Chile Photography Holiday includes comfortable accommodation only 45 minutes away from the Torres del Paine National Park, delicious local cuisine, & all ground transportation within Chile, allowing you to focus solely on your photography & the beauty surrounding you.

Embark on the Pumas of Chile Photography Holiday with us & let the wild spirit of Chile ignite your passion for photography & adventure. Capture the essence of these elusive creatures & create memories that will last a lifetime.

What makes Torres del Paine & the Estancia Laguna Amarga fantastic locations for wildlife photography?

Torres del Paine National Park & the Estancia Laguna Amarga in Chile are renowned as fantastic locations for wildlife photography due to their diverse & abundant animal species. Both are home to iconic creatures such as the elusive , the , guanacos, & huemuls. Its unique ecosystem, comprising mountains, forests, glaciers, & lakes, provides a stunning backdrop for capturing animals in their natural habitats. Moreover, both areas offer numerous well-maintained trails & viewpoints, allowing photographers to get close to these magnificent creatures without disturbing their behaviour. With breathtaking landscapes & rich wildlife, both Torres del Paine National Park & the Estancia Laguna Amarga are a paradise for any wildlife photographer.

What is the Estancia Laguna Amarga?

Laguna Amarga is a privately owned estancia alongside the renowned Torres del Paine National Park. Spanning approximately 7,000 hectares, a significant portion of this land is dedicated to conservation efforts. This area has gained a reputation as The Land of the Pumas due to its remarkable concentration of these majestic felines within their territorial domain.

What wildlife can I see in the Torres del Paine National Park & the Estancia Laguna Amarga?

In the Torres del Paine National Park & the Estancia Laguna Amarga, wildlife photographers can expect to encounter various fascinating species besides the Puma, the main target species for this photography holiday. One of the area's highlights is the charismatic , a wild relative of the llama that roams freely across the grasslands. With its immense wingspan, the majestic can also be spotted soaring through the sky. Other avian species include the elusive & the beautiful , often seen wading in the region's lakes. The Torres del Paine National Park & the Estancia Laguna Amarga offer visually stunning wildlife experiences with breathtaking landscapes & a thriving ecosystem.

When is the best season to visit the Torres del Paine National Park & the Estancia Laguna Amarga?

The best season to visit depends on individual preferences. The summer months of December to February offer the warmest weather, longer daylight hours, & open access to hiking trails. However, this is also the peak tourist season, resulting in more visitors & higher prices. Spring & fall, from September to November & March to May, offer milder temperatures, beautiful landscapes, & fewer tourists. Winter, from June to August, provides a unique experience with snowy landscapes.


Ultimately, the best season to visit the region depends on the desired activities, crowd preferences, & personal tolerances to weather conditions.
A Puma On A Rocky Outcrop Within Their Natural Habitat, In The Torres Del Paine National Park

Pumas of Chile Photography Itinerary

The following is the proposed itinerary for this photography holiday, it should be considered provisional & subject to change.
  • Day 1 - Assemble Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport, Punta Arenas - transfer to a hotel in Punta Arenas - overnight Punta Arenas
  • Day 2 - transfer to Cerro Castillo - overnight Cerro Castillo
  • Day 3 - Searching for Pumas in the areas surrounding Estancia Laguna Amarga - overnight Cerro Castillo
  • Day 4 - Searching for Pumas in the areas surrounding Estancia Laguna Amarga - overnight Cerro Castillo
  • Day 5 - Searching for Pumas in the areas surrounding Estancia Laguna Amarga - overnight Cerro Castillo
  • Day 6 - Searching for Pumas in the areas surrounding Estancia Laguna Amarga - overnight Cerro Castillo
  • Day 7 - Searching for Pumas in the areas surrounding Estancia Laguna Amarga - overnight Cerro Castillo
  • Day 8 - Transfer to Punta Arenas, visiting an Andean Condor site en route - overnight Punta Arenas
  • Day 9 - transfer to Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport, Punta Arenas
A Puma Peers From Behind A Rocky Outcrop After Snowfall, In The Torres Del Paine National Park

Pumas of Chile Photography Highlights

We have taken care to refine the itinerary for this wildlife photography holiday; as such, we consider the following to be amongst the highlights of this tour.
  • Torres del Paine & Estancia Laguna Amarga are both dream destinations for puma photography enthusiasts.
  • The region is home to a thriving population of pumas, providing ample opportunities to capture images of these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
  • Stay in a comfortable lodge only 45 minutes away from the Torres del Paine National Park, offering convenient access to prime puma viewing & photography areas.
  • Join our experienced local guide who is renowned for his knowledge about the park & puma behavior, increasing your chances of getting fantastic images.
  • Embark on early morning & late afternoon game drives, when pumas are most active, to capture images of the pumas in action.
  • Explore the region's diverse landscapes, including mountains, glaciers, lakes, & forests, providing stunning backdrops for your puma images.
  • Keep an eye out for other wildlife species, such as guanacos, foxes, & condors, which can also be photographed during the trip.
  • Learn about conservation efforts & the importance of protecting puma habitats through informative discussions during the evenings.
  • Return home with a collection of breathtaking puma images, showcasing the beauty & wilderness of Torres del Paine National Park.
An Alert Puma Amongst The Grass, With The Towers Of Torres Del Paine Behind
A Chilean Puma With A Recent Kill
A Chilean Puma Stares Right Into The Camera Lens

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance – it is a requirement when booking on any wildlife photography holiday scheduled by NaturesLens that you have adequate travel insurance, we suggest a policy from TrailFinders or Campbell Irvine.

Camera Insurance

Insuring your camera equipment before embarking on any wildlife photographic holiday is crucial. Our trips often involve venturing into remote, & sometimes unpredictable environments where accidents & unexpected incidents occur. Insuring your camera gear provides financial protection against theft, loss, or damage, ensuring your investment is safeguarded.

Wildlife photography involves capturing unique & irreplaceable moments, & without proper insurance, any unforeseen mishap could result in significant monetary losses. By insuring your equipment, you can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that you’re covered in case of any unfortunate events, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring world of wildlife & capture stunning photographs without worry.

We recommend PhotoGuard for amateur photographers or Glover Howe, who we use.

A Family Of Puma Within Their Natural Habitat, In The Torres Del Paine National Park
A Chilean Puma Cub With A Recent Kill

Special Notes

The terrain we will traverse during this trip is generally not overly challenging. However, there might be occasional variations in altitude ranging from 50 to 250 meters (160-1,000 feet). Rest assured, our group will maintain a leisurely & unhurried pace. The highest point we will reach on this journey is 300 meters (1,000 feet) above sea level.

It’s essential to remember that you must be capable of carrying your own camera equipment.

A Puma Sat On The Mountain Side, With A Beautiful Pink Sky Behind

Special Note about Torres del Paine & the Estancia Laguna Amarga

In contrast to many Puma photography tours, our primary time & focus will be outside of Torres del Paine National Park itself. We note that many tour operators do not mention the restrictions implemented in 2015, which currently prohibit venturing off roads or designated walking trails in the park to approach Pumas. Although necessary due to the park’s increasing popularity & lack of expert trackers to guide photographers on appropriate behaviour around Pumas, these limitations have undeniably affected the puma-watching & photography experience within the Torres del Paine National Park.

However, we will allocate some time to exploring this magnificent park’s mesmerising landscapes & capturing photographs of other wildlife. That said, most of our time & virtually all of our puma-watching & photography will take place on private lands, the Estancia Laguna Amarga, where restrictions are less stringent, & our chances of encountering these magnificent creatures for incredible photographic opportunities are significantly higher.

Immerse yourself in a once-in-a-lifetime experience that combines adventure, wildlife, & photography whilst capturing images of the Pumas of Chile

The Pumas of Chile photography holiday is a eight-night duration event, that costs £7999 & takes place in Torres del Paine in Chile, between the dates of 27th October - 4th November 2024. It is ideal for photographing Pumas of Chile. This photography holiday is led by David Miles for NaturesLens.

The Pumas of Chile photography holiday is offered on a full board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 4, plus David.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring medium effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Pumas of Chile photography holiday starts & ends at Punta Arenas. .

The Pumas of Chile photography holiday requires a deposit of £1600 to secure a place.

The Pumas of Chile photography holiday is a eight-night duration event, that costs £7999 & takes place in Torres del Paine in Chile, between the dates of 27th October - 4th November 2024. It is ideal for photographing Pumas of Chile. This photography holiday is led by David Miles for NaturesLens.

The Pumas of Chile photography holiday is offered on a full board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 4, plus David.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring medium effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Pumas of Chile photography holiday starts & ends at Punta Arenas. .

The Pumas of Chile photography holiday requires a deposit of £1600 to secure a place.

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.

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 participants 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.

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