View of the Southern Andes from Aloft

March 21, 2016


Photographer: Miguel Angel Bosi
Summary Authors: Miguel Angel Bosi; Jim Foster

The photo above showing the foothills of one of the ranges of the Andes Mountains was taken on a flight between Córdoba, Argentina and Santiago, Chile. The play of morning light and shadow enhances this deeply sculpted landscape found on the eastern flank of the Southern Andes, where prevailing winds from the west severely limit moisture availability on the leeward (eastern) slopes. Note that an early season snowfall has tipped the higher ridges. Photo taken on May 5, 2015.

Photo Details: Camera: NIKON D610; Lens: 24.0-120.0 mm f/4.0; Focal Length: 95mm (35mm equivalent: 95mm); Aperture: ƒ/16.0; Exposure Time: 0.0050 s (1/200); ISO equiv: 400; Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Windows).