Award Winner | Photo of the Day | January 01, 2012
I took this photograph of my friend Romain Martin as we hiked into the Cochamó Valley in southern Chile. No car has ever penetrated this valley, no road has ever been built and the forests have never been felled. The pure sapphire Cochamó river is flanked on all sides by thousands of metres of hulking granite mountains and ancient forests (gigantic patagonian cypress up to 4000 years old dominate the valley walls) it is a paradise for climbers, hikers and horseman alike.
Technical Info: Canon 5D Mark II | Canon 24-105mm f4L IS USM lens | Exposure Details: 1/60sec @ f/9 | ISO 500
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 01
Title of the photograph: Cochamó Hiker Silhouette
Photo of the Day Award Category: Adventure Photography
Photograph Location: Cochamó Valley | Chile
Photographer: Cameron James Cope (Melbourne, Australia.)
Cam Cope is an Australian emerging photographic artist dedicated to travel photography and producing personal and collaborative projects with focused themes of colonial history, indigenous culture and the environment. His travel work intends to inspire a sense of awe for the world around us and his personal projects intend to contribute to public debate and engineer platforms for people to tell their own stories.