Beautiful view! Like - Best greetings from Germany
where are they going??? nice photo!! gr. roeli
Amazing picture! LIKE
Best regards, kiaksar
Hi dear friends Giskoe, Roeli and Kiaksar!!!
The North of Neuquén Province, Patagonia Argentina, is a region at once wild, beautiful and full of contrasts, where woods alternate with barren plateaus and grasslands tall with thorny mountains. But every corner hides surprises you just have to dare to discover transiting its gravel roads and tracks in the middle of the mountains.
It is also one of the last regions of the world where it is practiced transhumance of herds, which involves the movement of animals in mid-November to the high fields of the Andes in search of pasture and water that will serve as support their animals and in March and April return to winter grazing pastures, also in search of pastures for livestock feed.
Although unknown by many and appreciated by few, the Transhumance has been the cultural hub, social and economic North of Neuquén Province for hundreds of years, managing to stay alive, thanks to its geography and remoteness from major urban centers in the region.
Thank you very much for visite, kind words and LIKE´s, you all are very friendly!!!
Greetings from the other side of the world, Toto
Gracias por la explicación Toto, mil gracias, MUY interesante! Y tenéis que preservar esas tradiciones, créeme .... Muy linda foto también!
Con cariño ~ Maja
interesting info!! thanks for sharing :) gr. roeli
Beautiful capture composition ,Colors and perspective,Like.Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad
Hi Maja and Roeli, I am glad that you are interested for this ancient tradition that every year is repeated!!! You are very kind, thanks!!!
Thanks for you visit and nice comment Ijaz Ahmad!!! It is a pleasure to share with you this little corner of Northern Patagonia!!!
Friendly greetings, Toto
This is a very special photo (along with the others in the set) of the landscape and its occupancy, Toto. In addition to the transhumance and the bold relief, I note the folded structures and therefore anticipate that this area may have special interest to your employing industry. Is there oil or gas in these foothills?
You have a great eye Ian, folded structures that you can see were once seabed, even 10 km further on, a few meters from the junction with the famous Route 40, the hills become black, color produced by thousands of fossil shells, ammonites and lots of fossils that I have not been able to identify. And how well you assumed, and fossils reveal, this area is very rich in oil and gas reservoirs. The Neuquén Basin, located below the provinces of Neuquen and Rio Negro and South part of the provinces of La Pampa and Mendoza is the largest producer of gas and the second largest producer of oil in our country. I always say that we live on a big cheese gruyere... the problem will come when the cheese is finished... and honestly I do not see anyone in the area very concerned about developing renewable and clean energy... I love to share with you customs and realities of our region, thank you very much for your interest dear friend!!!
Un gran abrazo, Toto
The image is a memorable one for me, Toto. But the bit that surprises me somewhat is that there does not appear to be much interest or incentive to take up solar energy options in Argentina. We have started here, yet there is a long way to go.
I appreciate the info you have provided.
This is a beautiful and fascinating photo- hopefully this way of life will be preserved! Yes, I also have been wondering why Argentina (or Chile) don't start using solar or wind energy on a large scale. In the case of wind energy the problem probably is you have too much wind;-)
Is true dear Gudrun, is amazing with so much wind we does not have wind farms scattered throughout the vast Patagonia!!! On his journey through this land you will have seen several places where the wind generators could work very easily!!! Speaking of which, there will be a next time? Hopefully you can return dear friend!!! This time you have a friend who will be waiting!!!
A big hug, Toto
When I was travelling in Patagonia I've only twice seen wind turbines- once near Comodoro Rivadavia and once outside Coyhaique in Chile;-) There's sure room for more...
Well, I do hope to return to Patagonia:-)
Many greetings from "tropical" Germany, Gudrun
Fantastico escenario, preciosa vista y captura mi amigo.Saludos y LIKE.Stathis
Imagen poco probable una abundancia de vida (animales) en el medio de un desierto casi estéril. like.
Muchas gracias querido amigos Stathis y Philippe por sus amables palabras y like!!! En el mes de abril, el paisaje natural de la Patagonia norte se ve alterado por el tránsito de diversos grupos de crianceros con sus rebaños de cabras y manadas de ovejas que viajan desde los altos y fértiles pastos cordilleranos a resistir el invierno en las estepas de montes bajos y espinosos, ellos son los denominados “trashumantes”!!!
Un placer compartir esta típica imagen con ustedes!!! Saludos para ambos, Toto
wow, thats some composition Toto.
F+L goes to that.
Best Regards from Istanbul, Turqia :)
Toda tu galería es "de selección" Toto. Y muy interesante la info que desarrollás, agrega valor a la imágen a la vez que difundís la cultura de la zona al mundo, y a nosotros los argentinos también. Gracias.
Favio Mores, desde Tandil.
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Photo taken in Pehuenches Department - Neuquén Province, Argentina
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