From winter to autumn

When we arrived in Punta Arenas, we found a peaceful winter landscape in the mountains (see these pictures).DSC_0519

Winter seemed to have come really early in the mountains, so we were a bit worried about our fieldwork. But it seemed to be false alarm, because a few days, weather started to improve, and temperatures started to climb to ten degrees and more.

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The snow cover made way for an autumn landscape, and the austral forest showed its best side with beautiful colouring that changed every day.

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The fourty centimeters of snow quickly started to melt and the dominant white got replaced by orange. For our fieldwork, it is a blessing, as we could find back our plots more easily.

DSC_0517In the background, you can see the city of Punta Arenas, bathing in the sun on the shore of the street of Magallan, a view that keeps us company all through the fieldwork. The trees are the ever impressing southern Nothofagus trees. They are all bearded with lichens that give them a spooky appearance.

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3 Responses to From winter to autumn

  1. Wonderful photos human!😺

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