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Cuernos Morning Delight

Torres del Paine, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile

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I can tell you that on any other day, I am not a morning person. The snooze button and late mornings on the weekend are my MO. But when it comes to getting up at the crack of dawn to capture a beautiful sunrise, I will do that in a heartbeat. This was our first sunrise in Torres del Paine. We arrived the day prior in the afternoon and had a leisurely drive throughout the whole park’s winding dirt gravel roads, that lay beneath the gorgeous Paine peaks. Scoping out the perfect viewing point to get the sun rising on the mountain peaks, we found one that was perched up high, looking out over Lago Nordenskjold. Two huge peaks of the range lay before us. The alarm went off at a yawn inducing 4am and we were at the spot no later than 4:30. This shot here is about 3 hours later, when the sun had just peaked up over the horizon. A small wispy puff of a cloud was frozen above the tallest peak, while the sun cast a beautiful warm glow on its front face, while causing some beautiful shadows. You couldn’t ask for a better sunrise.

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