patagonia – (photos) – (en/es)

Patagonia – Photos by Dugutigui

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About Dugutigui

In the “Diula” language in Mali, the term « dugutigui » (chief of the village), literally translated, means: «owner of the village»; «dugu» means village and «tigui», owner. Probably the term is the result of the contraction of «dugu kuntigui» (literally: chief of the village).
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96 Responses to patagonia – (photos) – (en/es)

  1. Oh my God, you are back!!!!!!!!!! >:)<
    I have really missed you D.😉

  2. Need I remind you, sir, that I correctly predicted your coming back here. Welcome back.

  3. chankaiyee2 says:

    Wonderful photos! I am glad that you are enjoying your life now.

  4. Eva says:

    D

    I knew you would be back. And it’s nice to know you’re living the life!

    Best,

    E

    • Dugutigui says:

      Thanks my sweet Lady. Happy to –virtually- see you again…
      The truth is I’ve been working as a donkey without phone coverage (only satellite-expensive-like-shit one) and, consequently, no internet. Also we have light (gas light) a few hours in the night…, but It has been good in many ways… good photos and I catch up reading books (one per day at least…).
      On the downside I am not sure if I’m ready to start writing again in this blog. I don’t fell right now as doing so… I’m empty🙂 –writing speaking.
      Let’s see.
      Thanks for passing by!

      • Eva says:

        Oh, each picture says more than a thousand words so these should make up for now what you cannot put into words. It’s good you’re back where there’s light (not gas light) 24 hours a day! Maybe all those books consumed you. They’ll be good material for insights later when the writing bug starts nagging you. Hope all is well, or even better now.

        Warmest regards,

        E

      • Dugutigui says:

        I was lucky to have a chopper available from time to time to come back to civilization (Rio Gallegos or Calafate) some weekends. I mean I was lucky because I was able to take some aerial pics, and later come back to same themes from the ground, by road. All the best for you too. D

  5. JuanDoes says:

    Qué fotos tan espectaculares!!!!

    • Dugutigui says:

      Tuve la suerte de tener un helicóptero disponible de vez en cuando para volver a la civilización (Río Gallegos o El Calafate) algunos fines de semana. Quiero decir que tuve suerte porque pude sacar algunas buenas fotos aéreas, y más tarde volver a los mismos temas por tierra.

  6. My brother!!!! You’re back!!!!! It’s great to see you my brother!!!! You have been missed so much my friend!!!! Wow!!! I can’t believe you’re back!!! Welcome back!!!!

    • Dugutigui says:

      My dear Bro thanks a lot!!! I’ve been missing you and your intelligent writing a lot. I hope I could start catching up…
      On other hand, making a comeback is one of the most difficult things to do with dignity, but I will try🙂

  7. Miss Dilly says:

    Those pictures are fantastic!

    • Dugutigui says:

      Thanks a lot!
      They have some post-processing because I’m using a small camera. I don’t like to carry bulky photo cameras that are not fitting in a pocket…🙂

  8. WOW!!! great pics man! bdw, Isnt it quite hot there now?

    • Dugutigui says:

      Thanks a lot. The landscape helps…🙂
      The temperature there (Calafate o Rio Gallegos) is moving now from
      Temp. max: 4°C
      Temp. min: -5°C
      And in the area I was working much further south, near Ushuaia:
      Temp. max: -1°C
      Temp. min: -10°C
      It’s winter here, and the worst is still to come (normally in August). In any case the main nuisance was not cold, but the strong winds.

  9. FeyGirl says:

    What a gorgeous landscape… AMAZING images! Welcome back!! ♥

  10. Turber says:

    Is blogging a drug an we’re all addicts without realising it? I thought I could stop whenever I wanted to, but now I have serious doubts.

  11. Madhu says:

    Great to have you back🙂
    Wonderful images! We missed seeing the Perito merino Glacier because of freak ash clods that closed the BsAs airport when we were there.

    • Dugutigui says:

      Yeah, I believe it was the time the volcano ash spewed by the Puyehue stopped falling over Argentina and countries around and disrupted flights in countries ranging from Uruguay to Australia. The ash also blanketed towns across the border in Argentina. In the area of Villa La Angostura, located 38 kilometers from the volcano, up to 30 centimeters of ash accumulated on the ground.
      Best luck next time!
      And yes, the breathtaking Glacier Perito Moreno is a must, always impressive. I’ve been there in three different occasions and still not getting tired going back. This ice field accounts for the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water, and it’s just incredible. Furthermore, every so often you will hear a loud thunder-like sound due to the moving of the glacier as chunks of ice fall into Lake Argentina. As said, a must!

  12. Richie says:

    Great to see you back! I miss Argentina sometimes.. the steaks.. ay! Great to see you back!

    • Dugutigui says:

      Thanks a lot for your wishes!!
      In any case I am partially back due working constrains.
      And yes the Argentinean asados are something🙂

  13. Meghana says:

    You are such an amazing photographer!! I am sure you’d do more justice to Kashmir than we could. Many of the pictures are my Husbands work. I will convey your comments to him. Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Mystiic says:

    For these pictures… WOW is too tiny an expression… “wordless” …

  15. {lv} says:

    Amazing photos! I need to see/visit this place! Thank you for sharing such beautiful images — I’m simply inspired!

  16. Beautiful photos—I see we share a common vision. Thanks for viewing, and for inviting me to view yours.

  17. Some Girl says:

    These images are stunning! Absolutely breathtaking! I am very jealous of all your travels!

    • Dugutigui says:

      Well, I’m typing on the deck of a hostel in a little Argentinean town called Carolina. Some travelers are chatting around me; the usual conversation about where they came from and where they’re going next. Outside men driving horse-drawn carts haul firewood into town. In many ways this is an idyllic scene, but to be honest, for a while today I was feeling a bit tired and jaded about travel. When you’re on the road too long the spark of newness fades, and travel can feel like a long, pointless slog, a detour from loved ones and from life. Then I started reading the messages you send me. Some made me laugh. Some made me wince. But all of them rang true, and reminded me of why I travel: to stretch my limits and foster an appreciation of both the world at large and the chair waiting in front of the woodstove back home. No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow and I may need somebody to bring me back to who I am. But my battered suitcases are piled on the sidewalk again; I have longer ways to go. Still, no matter, the road is life… and life is a road.
      Without further ado… thanks for your nice comment.

  18. John says:

    Thank you for visiting my site and your most generous comments. You sell your self short. These are breathtaking beautiful shots exquisitely crafted. Marvelous Work.

    • Dugutigui says:

      I’ve been through your work and I realize I have still a long way to go photographically speaking. The sensitivity you show in each shot is simply unattainable for me. I am not a professional photographer, and just the drama of some landscapes helps me in getting spectacular photographs. But art, the exquisite composition that you pour in your photos, simply can not compare. Thanks anyway for your comments.

  19. Wow those are AMAZING!! They really make me wish I could be traveling right now!

    • Dugutigui says:

      I understand you perfectly … the truth is that the photograph somehow reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar. Thanks for your comment.

    • Dugutigui says:

      Thanks, I like your workshops, an excellent idea from the point of view of an amateur and lonely photographer. I have wanted to return to Vietnam with more time than in the past, to write a little and take some pictures. Certainly, if that occurs, I will contact you.

  20. Spectacular photographs!
    I wish I could visit there, but it seems too cold for me😉
    In this case I prefer sandy landscapes as: http://adrianoantoine.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=6866&action=edit

    • Dugutigui says:

      Wonderful!
      It’s true, every mile is two in winter, and at this particular time, and still feeling the cold we experienced in Patagonia, I also prefer the sandy beaches of Brazil🙂
      On other hand, I was just thinking, if it is really religion with these nudist colonies, they sure must turn atheists in the Patagonia wintertime🙂

  21. Reblogged this on SeamlessStyle and commented:
    I came across Damantigui’s Blog when he commented on my blog. The modest comment asked me to check out the pictures here – Patagonia simply comes alive with this photo gallery, with its picturesque scenery brought to light through Damantigui’s exquisite photography. Just beautiful. Not only do such photos make you marvel at the wonder that is our planet Earth, but also makes you want to travel, makes you want to see it for yourself. Another addition to my bucket list for sure.

    • Dugutigui says:

      The Earth is art; the photographer is only a witness, but I know the best moments can never be captured with a camera, even as I’ve spent too much time trying to do just that…
      Thanks for your comment and re-blogging.

  22. April says:

    That looks cold, beautiful, but cold.

  23. amythlf says:

    Whoa, your photos are amazing! Thanks for sharing🙂

  24. Shutter Bug says:

    Great photos of a place I wanna see for myself someday. Glad you visited my blog and led me to yours.

    • Dugutigui says:

      Thanks to you! And I understand you … the photograph somehow reverses the purpose of travel, which should be to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.

  25. Spectacular photos!!!!!

  26. Fay Moore says:

    Like you, this land is a study in contrasts. As a sailor, I found the anchorages especially lovely. Beautiful sampling of a beautiful place. Glad you shared it with us.

    • Dugutigui says:

      You are right; this land is a study in contrasts, lovely and wild. Ushuaia, the lovely anchorage you mentioned is in deed beautiful, but the sea… as an occasional sailor this navigable sea is considered a difficult route because of the unpredictable winds and currents and the narrowness of the passage. The first time I came around Cape Horn (the absolute tip of the lowest continent on this earth) the Horn, just before bedtime, we were treated to 45 foot waves and a massive swell…eh… shall we say…. hurricane force. I packed my breakable items into the towel lined bath, sealed all the loose coat hangers and drawers that annoyed me from previous nights in rough seas and tucked into bed and wrapped the doona around so I didn’t fall out!
      I knew I was in for a long night and I had prepared for it with DVDs aplenty! I started with the new version of the Hulk, the scene was set, the suspense was building, the Hulk was about to explode into a green rage of fury … and just as he did … a massive wave hit the side of ship lurching us sideways in one direction and then jolting us back in the other before we could say “ships ahoy”. A violent and impressive move from the ocean… our table items went screaming across the room, the Hulk exploded further, glasses crashed, my new Brazilian teapot was crushed into pieces and I let out a simultaneous “whoa….. cooooool….” Talk about a surround experience in this movie cinema, our roomed moved, things crashed right on queue, what a blast!!!
      Well, I had a sleepless night with crashing, booming, thunderous sounds from below. I was on 8 deck, four decks from the top and I heard of an elderly couple down on the water line (5 deck) where the water actually broke their window sending gushing waves of cold sea water into their bed, mixed with shards of broken glass.

      As for me, we are so constituted that we can gain intense pleasure only from the contrast, and only very little from the condition itself.
      Sigmund Freud

  27. Nice set sir!🙂 will definitely follow..

  28. I simply love your photography. I’m a rank ameture by comparison. Mike

    • Dugutigui says:

      Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark, and a large group of professionals built the Titanic!
      Thanks a lot for your nice comment!

  29. hinblick says:

    Thank you for commenting on my blog – I’m glad I found yours. The Patagonia photos are great! I hope I can go there one day and see landscapes as amazing as the ones you saw. I also like your photos from Africa.

    • Dugutigui says:

      Thanks a lot to you!
      And yes, better to go there and see by yourself … photography turns around the principle of travel: to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.

  30. Harsh Mellow says:

    Reblogged this on HarshMellowBlue and commented:
    I wish I had taken these photo’s…absolutely beautiful! As Liz Lemmon would say, “I want to go to there…”

  31. ane says:

    Magnificent, lived life to the fullest!Thanks for the wonderful pictures.

    • Dugutigui says:

      Thanks.
      I believe the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people’s eyes, to reveal the marvels around.

      If you ask most of the people to list what they considered to be the Wonders of the World you will get something like this:
      1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids
      2. The Taj Mahal in India
      3. The Grand Canyon in Arizona
      4. The Panama Canal
      5. The Empire State Building
      6. St. Peter’s Basilica
      7. China’s Great Wall

      I’ve been there -in all of them, but today my 7 Wonders are:

      1. to touch…
      2. to taste…
      3. to see…
      4. to hear…
      5. to feel…
      6. to laugh…
      7. and my children’s love.

      Thanks again!

  32. joyannaadams says:

    And did you see you’re children’s love in the sunsets behind the mountain? In the diamonds in the Ice, Did you hear all these fans you have on this page so happy that you are back?

    Hey, I’m glad your back! And for the most selfish of reasons! By the way, you could publish those and make money in my Nobody’s Opinion. I’d put that book in my library’s big table for all to see.

    • Dugutigui says:

      The truth is that the three times I’ve been in Ushuaia and Perito Moreno has been for work reasons, and without my family. And yes, I remember feeling a bit sad that I was the only one to enjoy the grandeur of those wonders of nature … it was like thinking there should always be one more cat than person, so everyone has one to pet, and I have two to myself … the sad part I mean…🙂
      Truth is that they are young, so they have time to go on their own …

      Regarding publishing the pics please feel free. For me is not a matter of money [ I stop being a salesmen as child in the confession booth of my parents🙂 ] I mean, if I have a candle, the light won’t glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine🙂

      Thanks for commenting!

  33. ManeKent says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog!
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful images of Patagonia Argentina (my country)
    An affectionate greeting!

    • Dugutigui says:

      Gracias a ti por tu excelente blog. He estado trabajando en Argentina dos años y medio y tuve la oportunidad de conocer gran parte de tu país. El video de la BBC es espectacular. Yo, por mi parte, también me atreví a publicar el mío … mas familiar y con menos medios. 🙂 Espero te guste.
      Abrazos!

      https://damantigui.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/the-eternal-fall-video-enes/

      • ManeKent says:

        Gracias por tomarte el tiempo de ver el video!. Feliz por hablar el mismo idioma.))). Espero hayas disfrutado de tu estadìa en Argentina!. Tu video es extraordinario… precioso y tiene un final impresionante!!.
        Hace dos meses viaje a San Carlos de Bariloche y en Marzo estuve en Cataratas de Iguazù!.
        Desde aqui te deseo lo mejor y muchos exitos!.
        Un afectuoso saludo♥

      • Dugutigui says:

        Gracias. Argentina ha sido en líneas generales una muy buena experiencia. También te deseo lo mejor. ¡Abrazos!

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