March 5, 2014

La Payunia

Photograph by Albert Claveria, National Geographic Your Shot

"La Payunia is a vast region located in the department of Malargüe, south of the province of Mendoza in Argentina,” says Albert Claveria, a member of National Geographic Your Shot. “This place is considered one of the most extensive volcanic fields in South America. The volcanological diversity makes the region a paradise for experts.”

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57 comments
Barbara Ikalainen
Barbara Ikalainen

Global climate can be influenced by large volcanic eruptions because of the tons of sulfur dioxide added to the atmosphere. In 1815, the massive eruption of Mount Tambora, a volcano in Indonesia, resulted in two years of abnormally cold temperatures in Europe and New England. This fantastic photo reminds us of how connected we all are with the mega systems of the Earth.

María Teresa Merlino
María Teresa Merlino

CERCA DE LA PAYUNIA, QUE ES DESLUMBRANTE, HAY OTROS LUGARES NO MENOS ESPECTACULARES, POR EJEMPLO LAS SALINAS Y LAGUNAS DE LLANCANELO, LA CAVERNA DE LAS BRUJAS, LAS LEÑAS Y EL VALLE HERMOSO Y OTROS LUGARES MÁS PEQUEÑOS QUE LLAMAN MUCHO LA ATENCIÓN. HAY QUE LLEGAR A LA CIUDAD DE MALARGÜE Y LO MEJOR ES ALOJARSE ALLÍ PERO TAMBIÉN SE PUEDE PASAR LA NOCHE EN PAYUNIA .

Mary Bullock
Mary Bullock

A landscape that dwarfs our petty concerns.  Relax, exhale,  trust the earth.

Mercedes Maiztegui
Mercedes Maiztegui

I love the colors, the texture, the "smoke" that makes it more real.  Patagonia captured from a different angle, beautiful!

Grace G.
Grace G.

So pretty! Congrats on Photo of the Day!

Leyla R.
Leyla R.

Wow... this is such a amazing image... love it

Alev Direk
Alev Direk

south of the province of Mendoza in Argentina,”

Sandra Hickman
Sandra Hickman

By looking at all the tyre tracks in this photo., it sure seems as though it is visited quite often. I thought at first that the white rocks in the foreground looked like sheep - but then what would they be doing there in a volcanic region. Another great photo and another day of seeing something new.

Janice H.
Janice H.

Wow, looks unreal......, like another planet!            The focal point, the vehicle on the road, seems the only earthly object in this strange scene.          Amazing shot!

María Gonzalez
María Gonzalez

Soy argentina y este verano recorrimos La Payunia ...lugar INOLVIDABLE!! 

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

The tiny white van is a stand out in this one. This one, being a great picture on Your Shot. Once again we can enjoy the the efforts put into each day's work  choosing what we enjoy to look at.. So, thank you.  j.e.s.     

Amit Singh
Amit Singh

Didn't wanted to believe that it is van there!! Still thinking its a ship with wheels on the red algae lake.. Great Shot

Kandias Overton
Kandias Overton

If it weren't for the road and vehicle in the foreground you would swear this was another planet. Just stunning.

Shane Hughes
Shane Hughes

At first I didn't understand what I was looking at. Then I saw the van on the road and realized it was a landscape. Great image. Without the van for scale the image would have failed. Great choice and I am assuming great patience on the photographer's part.

dr hysm
dr hysm

wonderful..........sobhan allah

Carl Claus
Carl Claus

Wonderful photograph.  Well done! 

Lokesh Gautam
Lokesh Gautam

@Lokesh Gautam @Carl Claus  sir you look pretty experienced to me....but i m a noob...i m 16 and i wnt to hear some experts view...can you give me some photography tips

Carl Claus
Carl Claus

@Lokesh Gautam @Carl Claus  

Dear Lokesh.  Reading what the truly talented and experienced photographers have to say in NG would be far more helpful to you than anything I could offer.  Thanks for the compliment anyway - Carl

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