Thanks to Beth of Wandering Dawgs for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #158.  For this challenge she asks to show “images that show your interpretation of going along a back country road. It can be a road where you walk, go for a bike ride, take a scenic drive, go off-roading in a jeep or four wheeler, or a road you take to get somewhere.”

These photos are from a road trip form Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonia Region of Chile. Puerto Natales is located on Seno de Última Esperanza (Last Hope Sound), a Pacific Ocean finger fjord that is just north of the Straits of Magellan.

The road runs 55 miles (88 km) from the coast north to Torres del Paine National Park.

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A friendly shepherd and canine pals patrol the range.

Before it became a park, most of the area was part of an enormous privately owned sheep station.

The road leads to Torres del Paine N.P. in the southern Andes Mountains.


Torres del Paine

Ana Campo of Anvica’s Gallery  hosts next week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #159. Her theme will be “Postcards.”

To take part in this challenge link your post to Beths and add the Lens-Artists “tag.”

This country road didn’t take me home a la John Denver, but it offered some awesome Patagonian scenery. Thanks for visiting.