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Antofagasta Region

Antofagasta Region is located in the northern part of Chile and is known for its stunning landscapes and unique natural wonders. This region is home to some of the most breathtaking photography locations in the country, including the Atacama Desert, the Tatio Geysers, and the Valle de la Luna. The Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world and offers a surreal landscape of sand dunes, salt flats, and colorful rock formations. The Tatio Geysers are a natural wonder that boasts the highest geyser field in the world, with over 80 active geysers. The Valle de la Luna, or Moon Valley, is a surreal landscape of eroded rock formations that resemble the surface of the moon. With its unique and diverse landscapes, Antofagasta Region is a photographer's paradise.

Photography of Antofagasta Region

Laguna Miscanti - Altiplano, Atacama desert, Chile
Laguna Miscanti
by My Planet Experience
Laguna Miñiques - Altiplano, Atacama desert, Chile
Laguna Miñiques
by My Planet Experience
mano del deserto
Mano del deserto
by Marco Carotenuto

viaggio fotografico atacama

Laguna Cejar - Salar de Atacama, Chile
Laguna Cejar
by My Planet Experience
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Valle de la Luna from Coyote Mirador

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San Francisco Church - Chiu - Chiu -- Chile
San Francisco de Chiu Chiu

Chiu - Chiu

Today, it´s possible to find the San Francisco Church, National Monument since 1951 and one of the oldest in the country.

Location ...

Calm morning
Laguna Lejia
by Jiri Hajek

Laguna Lejía is a beautiful lake high in the Atacama Plateau. It is surrounded by several volcanoes, namely Chiliques, Lascar, Aguas Calientes and Acamarachi.

Photo tips: The salt deposits all around the lake make an interesting foreground.

Getting there: Expect about 1-2 hours drive from San Pedro de Atacama, the later part on a rough bumpy track that doesn't request any special 4x4 driving skills though.

Sunrise at Salar
Above Salar de Tara
by Jiri Hajek

After a very windy day and night, this peaceful morning was a welcomed change. Salar de Tara is a beautiful location and watching flamingoes in the salar from a vantage point above was an unforgettable experience.

Eroded rock pinnacles - Valle de la Luna, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Las tres Marias
by My Planet Experience
Toconao  - San pedro de los Cobres - Chile
Campanario de San Lucas -Tocano Bell Tower

Toconao - San pedro de los Cobres - Chile

The Toconao oasis, is known by its imposing bell in the tower and its streets with small factories...

The three Maries
Valle de la Luna

Valle de la Luna - Moon Valley - Chile This valley is famous for its resemblance to the surface of the moon, owing to its different stratifications...

Valle de la Luna roadside viewpoint
by Jiri Hajek

Right before Sunset, the backlit terrain of Valle da la Luna near San Pedro de Atacama looks particularly otherworldly.

This one was taken as a panorama of 3 pictures.

Valle de la Luna and Licancabur Volcano at sunset - San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Moon Valley from above
by My Planet Experience
Golden flame
Above Salar de Tara
by Jiri Hajek

Early morning above Salar de Tara, patches of the grass are backlighted by raising Sun, thousands of flamingos in the lake. Anything more to ask for? ;-)

Laguna Tuyajto (on the road to Paso Sico)
Laguna Tuyajto

160° panoramical view on laguna.

colorful Atacama desert - Chile
Salar de Aguas Calientes

GPS Altitude - 4003.8 m


Thanks to all Phoide contributors to Antofagasta Region!
Most notably Jiri Hajek, Marco Carotenuto and Luis Garriga.