Laguna Tebenquiche Monochromes

23rd to 24th November 2015. Tatio, Laguna Tebenquiche and Laguna Chaxa, Atacama Desert, Northern Chile.

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Links go to posts with the colour versions of the images (where there may also be more information). If an image does not have a link, the preceding one applies.

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness

El Tatio.

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness

Cacti Canyon.

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness

Cordillera de la Costa.

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness

Laguna Tebenquiche.

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness

Laguna Chaxa.

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness

There’s something very perverse about flamingos in monochrome.

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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El Tatio

24th November 2015. Atacama Desert, Northern Chile.

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

There was a very early rise this morning for the 90 minute trip from San Pedro de Atacama to the El Tatio geyser fields so that we could arrive before dawn.

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

El Tatio is said to be the highest geyser field in the world and the largest in the southern hemisphere.

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

The sky is bright but it’s still before dawn because there are no shadows,

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

Now we have shadows so the sun is up.

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

A large fumarole.

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

This is probably the largest geyser.

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

The sun is starting to rise behind it.

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

And now it’s peeking through

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

… leaving reflections in the surface water.

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

It’s remarkable how the geysers manage to throw out lines of differently coloured rocks just at the point where it becomes unsafe to walk.

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

There is a ruined building on the site but it’s not ancient.  It was probably associated with sulphur extraction many decades ago.

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

Silhouettes in the steam.

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

Darkness and light.

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

The field once included 67 geysers and 300 hot springs.

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

Geysers once reached 10 metres in height whereas now they are up to a metre.  Individual geysers are larger in New Zealand, Iceland and the US.

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

Drilling for a hydrothermal energy project in 2009 caused a steam blowout 60 metres high that was not capped for a month.  The subsequent outcry led to the banning of such projects.

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Geyser, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Travel, Wilderness

In 2010, El Tatio was declared a protected area.

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Atacama 1

22nd to 24th November 2015. Atacama Desert, Northern Chile. Temporary post. Images only. Minimal descriptions for images.

As always, you can click on an image for a larger view….

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Coyote Leap, Laguna Tebenquiche, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Pukará de Quitor, Tatio, Travel, Tulor, Valee de la Luna, Wilderness, Wildlife

View from plane, near Calama

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Coyote Leap, Laguna Tebenquiche, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Pukará de Quitor, Tatio, Travel, Tulor, Valee de la Luna, Wilderness, Wildlife

Main street, San Pedro de Atacama

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Coyote Leap, Laguna Tebenquiche, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Pukará de Quitor, Tatio, Travel, Tulor, Valee de la Luna, Wilderness, Wildlife

Tulor

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Coyote Leap, Laguna Tebenquiche, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Pukará de Quitor, Tatio, Travel, Tulor, Valee de la Luna, Wilderness, Wildlife

Pukará de Quitor

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Coyote Leap, Laguna Tebenquiche, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Pukará de Quitor, Tatio, Travel, Tulor, Valee de la Luna, Wilderness, Wildlife

Coyote Leap

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Coyote Leap, Laguna Tebenquiche, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Pukará de Quitor, Tatio, Travel, Tulor, Valee de la Luna, Wilderness, Wildlife

Licancabur Volcano, Valee de la Luna

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Coyote Leap, Laguna Tebenquiche, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Pukará de Quitor, Tatio, Travel, Tulor, Valee de la Luna, Wilderness, Wildlife

Valee de la Luna

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Coyote Leap, Laguna Tebenquiche, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Pukará de Quitor, Tatio, Travel, Tulor, Valee de la Luna, Wilderness, Wildlife

Tatio

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Coyote Leap, Laguna Tebenquiche, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Pukará de Quitor, Tatio, Travel, Tulor, Valee de la Luna, Wilderness, Wildlife

Tatio

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Coyote Leap, Laguna Tebenquiche, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Pukará de Quitor, Tatio, Travel, Tulor, Valee de la Luna, Wilderness, Wildlife

Tatio

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Coyote Leap, Laguna Tebenquiche, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Pukará de Quitor, Tatio, Travel, Tulor, Valee de la Luna, Wilderness, Wildlife

Cactus Canyon

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Coyote Leap, Laguna Tebenquiche, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Pukará de Quitor, Tatio, Travel, Tulor, Valee de la Luna, Wilderness, Wildlife

Cordillera de la Costa

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Coyote Leap, Laguna Tebenquiche, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Pukará de Quitor, Tatio, Travel, Tulor, Valee de la Luna, Wilderness, Wildlife

Laguna Tebenquiche

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