A bird's eye view of Patagonia
15 September 2010,
A pair of hawks skirt above a gushing turquoise waterfall, nearing closer before they swoop past into the distance. I turn my head to see them dissipate from two dark figures into tiny dots against the imposing mountain Paine Grande. Such sights are commonplace in the heart of Chilean Patagonia, where if your curiosity doesn’t keep you moving, the crisp air certainly will.
I search for a word to describe the wonder of the Torres Del Paine National Park, but describing my reaction is probably more apt. How can such a place exist?